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Title: Reflections from Persepolis in a Mirror for Princes
Author(s): JANMZADEH, P.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 41    Date: 2006   
Pages: 71-78
DOI: 10.2143/IA.41.0.2004761

Abstract :
In the representations of the Achaemenid period at Persepolis, designed during the earlier period of the reign of Darius I (522-486 B.C.) and realized in relief all through the two centuries of the period, many staff bearing officers are depicted. Their presence is related in the context of the art program that primarely seems to undertake to envision and impart a message that its main purport is that of the Achaemenid suzerainty over the conquered empire. The same proclamation in an expanded format occurs in the reliefs adorning the stairways of the Apadana Palace at Persepolis. Here the role of the staff bearers and the significance of the staff as a badge of authority and office is specifically emphasized in various capacities.

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