Gift-bearer Holding a Lamb from Persepolis

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 September 2017
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This limestone wall relief shows a Mede man holding a gift, which appears to be a lamb, for the king. The event is probably the Persian New Year (Newroz). From Persepolis, the stairway of the Palace of Xerxes I (485-465 BCE), modern-day Iran. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2017, September 01). Gift-bearer Holding a Lamb from Persepolis. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7108/gift-bearer-holding-a-lamb-from-persepolis/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Gift-bearer Holding a Lamb from Persepolis." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 01, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7108/gift-bearer-holding-a-lamb-from-persepolis/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Gift-bearer Holding a Lamb from Persepolis." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Sep 2017. Web. 02 Aug 2021.