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Ardashir II or Shapur III?: reflections on the identity of a king in the smaller grotto at Taq-i Bustan

Bruno Overlaet UGent (2011) IRANICA ANTIQUA. 46. p.235-250
abstract
Two Sasanian kings are depicted on the back wall of the smaller grotto at Taq-i Bustan near Kermanshah (Iran). They are identified by inscriptions as Shapur II (309-379 A.D.) and his son Shapur III (383-388 A.D.). However, the details of the crowns and the design of the relief oppose this idea. It makes it likely that the figure identified as Shapur III is in fact Ardashir II (379-383 A.D.), the immediate successor and (half)brother of Shapur II. It is suggested that the identifying texts were added when Shapur HI came to power.
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journalArticle (original)
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published
subject
keyword
Ardashir II, rock reliefs, Sasanian, Taq-i Bustan, Shapur II
journal title
IRANICA ANTIQUA
Iran. Antiq.
volume
46
pages
235 - 250
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000293767100010
ISSN
0021-0870
DOI
10.2143/IA.46.0.2084421
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
954030
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-954030
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2010-05-27 07:53:52
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2015-06-17 11:25:55
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  abstract     = {Two Sasanian kings are depicted on the back wall of the smaller grotto at Taq-i Bustan near Kermanshah (Iran). They are identified by inscriptions as Shapur II (309-379 A.D.) and his son Shapur III (383-388 A.D.). However, the details of the crowns and the design of the relief oppose this idea. It makes it likely that the figure identified as Shapur III is in fact Ardashir II (379-383 A.D.), the immediate successor and (half)brother of Shapur II. It is suggested that the identifying texts were added when Shapur HI came to power.},
  author       = {Overlaet, Bruno},
  issn         = {0021-0870},
  journal      = {IRANICA ANTIQUA},
  keyword      = {Ardashir II,rock reliefs,Sasanian,Taq-i Bustan,Shapur II},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {235--250},
  title        = {Ardashir II or Shapur III?: reflections on the identity of a king in the smaller grotto at Taq-i Bustan},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/IA.46.0.2084421},
  volume       = {46},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Overlaet, Bruno. 2011. “Ardashir II or Shapur III?: Reflections on the Identity of a King in the Smaller Grotto at Taq-i Bustan.” Iranica Antiqua 46: 235–250.
APA
Overlaet, B. (2011). Ardashir II or Shapur III?: reflections on the identity of a king in the smaller grotto at Taq-i Bustan. IRANICA ANTIQUA, 46, 235–250.
Vancouver
1.
Overlaet B. Ardashir II or Shapur III?: reflections on the identity of a king in the smaller grotto at Taq-i Bustan. IRANICA ANTIQUA. 2011;46:235–50.
MLA
Overlaet, Bruno. “Ardashir II or Shapur III?: Reflections on the Identity of a King in the Smaller Grotto at Taq-i Bustan.” IRANICA ANTIQUA 46 (2011): 235–250. Print.