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Persian Winged Bull. Palace of Darius, Susa, Persian Empire. C. 500 BC. ... more
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Persian Winged Bull. Palace of Darius, Susa, Persian Empire. C. 500 BC.
Detail of an glazed brick winged aurochs in one of the friezes of the palace of Darius I in Susa. The relief of enameled, polychrome bricks shows a bull passant between two friezes of rosettes and palmettes.
The bull is the symbol of the constructive force of the Achaemenian Persian empire. The animal's walking gait, with both right legs advancing together, contrary to the natural movement, is a common artistic convention.
This relief derives from the winged bulls with human heads that decorated the Assyrian palaces such as that of Sargon II at Khorsabad in the late 8th century. Guardians of the gates of the royal palace, these figures are much heavier in appearance and are represented in both high-relief and in the round. This bull shown on this brick panel is also clearly inspired by the decoration of the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, built a century earlier. There are several notable differ...
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