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Title: The Lady and the Lotus
Subtitle: Representations of Women in the Achaemenid Empire
Author(s): BAKKER, J.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 42 Date: 2007
Representations of women in the Achaemenid empire have not been studied extensively yet. One particular kind of image, that of a woman in Achaemenid dress holding a lotus or other object, although recognized as part of an empire wide Achaemenid iconography, seems to elude interpretation. This article looks into the context and role of the image, and the role played by the lotus in gender definition.