Achaemenid Limestone Relief Depicting Two Drawn Jugate Horses Limestone, from the reign of Darius or Xerxes (522-465 B.C.E.) Achaemenid, Artifacts Ancient, Drawn Jugat, Limestone Relief, Ancient Persian, Horses Limestone, Jugat Horses, Relief Depicting, Persian Art
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Pink-buff limestone, Ur III Period, Reign of Ur-Namma, ca. 2097-2080 B.C.E., From Mesopotamia, Ur The stele of Ur-Namma is the only monumental surviving work of art from the Ur III period. The stele was once more than ten feet high and had on each side five registers of relief scenes illustrating aspects of kingship.
The palace of king Darius I the Great in Persepolis was built by Darius, but only a small portion of the palace was finished under Darius' rule. It was completed after his death in 486 by his son and successor Xerxes, who called the house a Taçara, "winter palace", in Antiquity. Its ruins are immediately south of the Apadana. Persepolis, Tachara Palace depicts tribute-bearing dignitaries. This palace was one of the structures that escaped destruction in the burning of the complex by Alexander.