Parthian rock-reliefs from Amādiya in Iraqi-Kurdistan

The ancient fortress of Amādiya is situated atop a mesa at the foot of the Zagros Mountains in Iraqi-Kurdistan. In front of the Mosul Gate there are two rock-reliefs depicting larger than life figures in traditional Parthian dress. This article presents detailed illustrations of these sculptures, us...

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Authors: Miglus, Peter A. (Author) ; Brown, Michael (Author) ; Aguilar Gutiérrez, Juan (Author)
Format: Print Article
Language:English
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Published: Gebr. Mann Verlag 2018
In: Zeitschrift für Orient-Archäologie
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Pages: 110-129
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Summary:The ancient fortress of Amādiya is situated atop a mesa at the foot of the Zagros Mountains in Iraqi-Kurdistan. In front of the Mosul Gate there are two rock-reliefs depicting larger than life figures in traditional Parthian dress. This article presents detailed illustrations of these sculptures, using digital photogrammetry to enhance eroded features.
Die antike Festung Amādiya liegt auf einem Tafelberg im Zagros-Vorgebirge im irakischen Kurdistan. Vor dem Mossul-Tor befinden sich dort zwei Felsreliefs mit Darstellungen überlebensgroßer Personen in parthischer Tracht. Der vorliegende Beitrag bietet fotogrammetrische Abbildungen, die erodierte Bilderdetails besser erkennen lassen.
ISSN:1868-9078
Contains:Enthalten in: Zeitschrift für Orient-Archäologie