Stone relief from the Apadana

Stone relief from the Apadana (audience hall) at Persepolis Achaemenid Persian, 6th-5th century BC. From Persepolis, south-west Iran. This broken relief from the Persian royal capital Persepolis depicts a row of so-called Susian guards. They are very similar to figures formed from moulded glazed bricks from the city of Susa. They may represent the 'immortals' who made up the king's personal bodyguard.

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