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Central Hall of the Palace of Darius

1932

Oriental Institute Museum

Oriental Institute Museum

CENTRAL HALL OF THE PALACE OF DARIUS
Field Negative 32.15
Negative N. 14550
Herzfeld Expedition 1932

The Central Court of the Palace of Darius once contained twelve stone columns, of which only the bases are preserved. Still standing are the monumental stone window frames and doorways with carved lintels reminiscent of Egyptian temple architecture; The intervening mudbrick walls, however, have long since perished. Reliefs on the doorjambs of the palace show the king either in formal dress accompanied by attendants or as the royal hero in combat with animals and monsters.

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  • Title: Central Hall of the Palace of Darius
  • Date Created: 1932
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Location Created: Persepolis, Iran
  • Provenance: Acquired by the Herzfeld Expedition, 1932
  • Type: Field Negative
  • Rights: © Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • External Link: Oriental Institute, P. 24726
  • Photograph Registration Number: Herzfeld Field Negative 32.15 / N. 14550 / P. 24726

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