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Title
Hypostyle of hall of Xerxes: detail of entablature.
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Architecture -- Ancient -- A-Z

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON ARCHI-Anc-A-Z
Topics
Entablatures
Capitals (Columns)
Architectural decorations & ornaments -- Iran -- Persepolis
Architecture -- Iran -- Persepolis
Genres
Reconstructions
Notes
Content: A hypostyle hall has a flat ceiling which is supported by columns. The Hypostyle Hall of Xerxes, King of Persia who reigned from 485 to 465 B.C., served as a throne-room or audience hall. The columns which were 65 feet in height were were crowned with double bull's head capital. It was open to the air but the spaces between the columns could be closed with hangings on the sunny side.
Source note: History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria. Grolier Society, 1901 (?)) Maspero, G. (Gaston) (1846-1916), Author.
Physical Description
Chromolithographs
Extent: 19 x 13.cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a0bcce60-c5bd-012f-0fe5-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1901: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hypostyle of hall of Xerxes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-12f0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hypostyle of hall of Xerxes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-12f0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1901). Hypostyle of hall of Xerxes Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-12f0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Hypostyle of hall of Xerxes