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  Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Mar-2005 at 13:03
HUhhhh!!!! for shame for shame!!! Golleeeeee!!



What is the history behind it???



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  Quote ihsan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Mar-2005 at 10:43
Where are these located?
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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Mar-2005 at 10:47
Isfahan, I think it is either Seljuk or Safavid.
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  Quote ihsan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Mar-2005 at 11:01
Did the Safavids build large statues like the Seljuks did?
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  Quote RED GUARD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Mar-2005 at 17:32
        You don't see that every day!
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  Quote RED GUARD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Mar-2005 at 17:33
        Anyways, I thought Islam discouraged nudity.
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  Quote Kouros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Mar-2005 at 12:15
Those are the female pillars in 17th century safaviad persia(isfahan) they belong to the palace of chel sutoon or the palace of forty columns. It is also implied that the holes in their mouths were used for fire displays symbolizing that the king was in his palace.
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  Quote Berosus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Mar-2005 at 20:47
Is it possible the statue is left over from an earlier era, and a noble with a liberal attitude chose to keep it for a decoration, rather than destroy it?  The style and subject look a little Sassanian to me.
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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 02:51

It can't be so much old.



Sassanid winged figures on entrance to large ivan of Taq Bostan in Kermanshah


Seljuk sculpture, with a flattened back was used as decoration on the walls of a Seljuk palace in Isfahan



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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 12:44
it doesnt look Islamic,

i also thought that it was from a earlier period, perhaps perserved by the latter islamic dynasties.

didnt the Zarostarians also believe in Angelic beings?
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  Quote ramin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 18:51
well... He said Sassanid, so it is from an earlier period. Yes, Zoroastrians believed in angels.

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