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Detail of an archer from a frieze, from the Palace of Darius the Great (548-486 BC

Detail of an archer from a frieze, from the Palace of Darius the Great (548-486 BC


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Detail of an archer from a frieze, from the Palace of Darius the Great (548-486 BC

XIR182132 Detail of an archer from a frieze, from the Palace of Darius the Great (548-486 BC) at Susa, Iran, Achaemenid Period, c.500 BC (glazed bricks) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Louvre, Paris, France; Persian, out of copyright

Media ID 22347050

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Achaemenian Guard Persia Quiver Suse


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This print showcases a mesmerizing detail of an archer from a frieze, originating from the Palace of Darius the Great in Susa, Iran. Dating back to the Achaemenid Period around 500 BC, this remarkable piece is attributed to the Persian School and currently resides in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The image captures the essence of ancient Persia's rich history and artistic prowess. The archer stands tall with an air of strength and determination. His profile reveals sharp facial features that exude confidence and resilience. Adorned in traditional Persian attire, he wears a quiver on his back as a symbol of his role as a guardian. What makes this artwork even more fascinating is its medium – glazed bricks. These meticulously crafted bricks were used extensively during the Achaemenid era for architectural decoration purposes. The vibrant colors seen here are testament to their mastery in glazing techniques. As we gaze upon this stunning depiction, we are transported back through time to witness not only the skillful craftsmanship but also gain insight into ancient Persian culture and military might. This photograph serves as a window into our past, reminding us of humanity's enduring fascination with artistry and storytelling across generations.

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