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The King on High
The King before Ahuramazda and the Fire Altar
The Tribute Procession
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Achaemenid Achaemenid art actual Ahuramazda Ancient Apadana appears artistic aspect Assyrian base bear Behistun Behistun relief building captives carrying carved Catalogue central century clearly compositional concept context court crown Cyrus Darius decorated depicted Detail discussion Door East Egypt Egyptian Elamite empire evidence facade facing fact figure followed foreign function gesture gifts Greek hall hand hero historical holds idea imperial important inscription interesting Iran Khorsabad king known lands London meant Mesopotamia models monument motif Museum Note official Old Persian original Palace panel Pasargadae perhaps Period Persepolis Persian planned platform possible presentation Press prince procession reign relation relief representations represented robe Room royal scene Schmidt sculpture seal seems shown side similar specific stair standing statue stele Studies style suggests symbolic Temple throne tomb tradition tribute wall wearing winged Xerxes