Bricks with a palmette motif


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These brick fragments were once part of the extensive polychrome wall decoration of the palace complex at Susa (built ca. 521-ca. 360 B.C.), the ancient city revived in the Achaemenid period. Glazed bricks and tiles with colorful motifs had been widely used at Babylon, the conquered royal city in Mesopotamia, and could have served as a model for the Achaemenids at Susa.

Bricks with a palmette motif, Ceramic, glaze, Achaemenid

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