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Ahura Mazda and Shapur II? A note on Taq-i Bustan I: the investiture of Ardashir II (379-383)

Bruno Overlaet (UGent)
(2012) IRANICA ANTIQUA. 47. p.133-151
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The Taq-i Bustan I relief depicts Ardashir II (379-383 A.D.) receiving a beribboned ring from a person who is generally identified as either Ahura Mazda or as Shapur II. In the present note, it is suggested that the image is, however, a deliberate mixture of both personalities, created after the death of Shapur II. The relief postdates the smaller iwan with the depiction of both Ardashir II and Shapur II dressed as kings.
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Taq-i Bustan, Ardashir II, Sasanian, Shapur II, rock reliefs

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Overlaet, Bruno. 2012. “Ahura Mazda and Shapur II? A Note on Taq-i Bustan I: The Investiture of Ardashir II (379-383).” Ed. Ernie Haerinck and Bruno Overlaet. Iranica Antiqua 47: 133–151.
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Overlaet, B. (2012). Ahura Mazda and Shapur II? A note on Taq-i Bustan I: the investiture of Ardashir II (379-383). (E. Haerinck & B. Overlaet, Eds.)IRANICA ANTIQUA, 47, 133–151.
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Overlaet B. Ahura Mazda and Shapur II? A note on Taq-i Bustan I: the investiture of Ardashir II (379-383). Haerinck E, Overlaet B, editors. IRANICA ANTIQUA. 2012;47:133–51.
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Overlaet, Bruno. “Ahura Mazda and Shapur II? A Note on Taq-i Bustan I: The Investiture of Ardashir II (379-383).” Ed. Ernie Haerinck & Bruno Overlaet. IRANICA ANTIQUA 47 (2012): 133–151. Print.
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  abstract     = {The Taq-i Bustan I relief depicts Ardashir II (379-383 A.D.) receiving a beribboned ring from a person who is generally identified as either Ahura Mazda or as Shapur II. In the present note, it is suggested that the image is, however, a deliberate mixture of both personalities, created after the death of Shapur II. The relief postdates the smaller iwan with the depiction of both Ardashir II and Shapur II dressed as kings.},
  author       = {Overlaet, Bruno},
  editor       = {Haerinck, Ernie and Overlaet, Bruno},
  issn         = {0021-0870},
  journal      = {IRANICA ANTIQUA},
  keyword      = {Taq-i Bustan,Ardashir II,Sasanian,Shapur II,rock reliefs},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {133--151},
  title        = {Ahura Mazda and Shapur II? A note on Taq-i Bustan I: the investiture of Ardashir II (379-383)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2143/IA.47.0.2141964},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2012},
}

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