07b-2 Persian SS

07b-2 Persian SS - Guardian figures Immortals Babylonian...

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People of the Truth Iranian and Zoroastrian Sacred Symbols at Persepolis Persepolis Persian palace and temple complex from fifth to fourth centuries BC Built by Darius and Xerxes Destroyed by Alexander the Great c. 330 BCE Persepolis Palace
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Artist reconstructions of Persepolis Persepolis Palace Persepolis: great hall
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Persepolis: great hall Persepolis: Palace of Darius Persepolis: Palace of Darius
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Persepolis: garden ( pairidaeza )= “paradise” Persepolis: garden ( pairidaeza )= “paradise” Persepolis Monumental Stairway Lion guardian Depiction of “Immortals” as guardians Tribute/offering bearers from the empire
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Guardian cherubs at gates Immortals = guards Immortals = guards
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Persepolis Monumental gateway Flanked by “cherub” guardian figures Primordial combat figure
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Unformatted text preview: Guardian figures Immortals Babylonian cherub Bulls and lions Gate and guardian cherubs Cherubs(kusarikku, aladlammu, lamassu) Tribute Bearers Tribute Bearers Cherub (kusarikku, aladlammu, lamassu) Theomachy King vs. Ahriman (Satan) Gate: throne Throne Lion feet Borne by the courtiers Persepolis Presentation scene King and son Pillars Courtiers obeisance Presentation Scene Presentation Scene Tombs of the Persian Kings Cyrus Covered by gold and gems Preserved by Alexander Darius Gateway Presentation scene Shapurs victory over Valerian Tomb of Cyrus Tomb of Cyrus Tomb of Darius Naqsh-i Rustam, Iran...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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