Sarab-e Qandil

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  • Sarab-e Qandil: a puzzling Sassanid bas-relief in southern Iran 2021-04-14 10:32

    Sarab-e Qandil: a puzzling Sassanid bas-relief in southern Iran

    TEHRAN - Sarab-e Qandil (literary meaning “Ice-cold Spring”), is one of many reliefs in southern Iran, which may still bear untold stories. Its isolation from frequented roads might explain its excellent state of conservation: it was not accessible for vandals.

  •  A view of Sarab-e Qandil (literary meaning “ice cold spring”), a royal bas-relief dating back to Sassanid-era (224-651 CE), near modern Kazerun, Fars province, southern Iran. It depicts a queen offering a lotus flower to her husband [widely believed to be the Iranian king Bahram II (r.276-293)]. 2020-02-01 20:20

    Sarab-e Qandil: what ambiguous bas-relief hint at Sassanid monarchy?

    TEHRAN - Reliefs bear significant testimony to fragments of the history of mankind as well as the art history, itself.  Reliefs can be found more or less in each corner of Iran, and even the globe. Who knows, maybe some of them are still having untold stories.