According to expert documentation, the winged
figure, the most intact bas relief in Pasargadae ancient site, shows
different damages on its face.
figure carved on a stone pillar stands before a palace in Pasargadae. It
is believed that the figure belongs to Cyrus the Great. The figure wears
an Elamite dress, an Egyptian crown, and 4 Assyrian wings- all member
countries of the Persian empire.
we've noticed some minor damages and cracks on this bas relief, a team
of experts began the process of documentation of this significant
work", Babak Kial, head of Pasargadae historical complex, told CHN.
Referring to natural damages on the face of this work, Kial said that
cold weather, different kinds of fungi, and cracks are the most
important reasons for the damages, and the experts are looking for
adequate approaches to prevent their expansion.
According to Kial, the lack of necessary documents about the past of
this bas relief has made the determination of the extent of the damages
impossible. The experts are going to make a stone replica of the bas
relief, so that the original work can be taken to a museum, Kial said.
A few years ago, another team of experts also took measures to prevent
the expansion of cracks on the winged figure. This 2500-year-old bas
relief still lies in Pasargadae open space.