Persian Soldier (Original Sold | Prints Available)
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The Ten Thousand Immortals were the elite force of the Persian army of the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE). They formed the kings personal bodyguard and were also considered the shock troops of the infantry in Persian warfare. Their name comes from the policy of always keeping their number at exactly 10,000; if one of their numbers were killed or could not otherwise fulfill his responsibilities, another was chosen to replace him, thus giving the impression that they could not be killed and so were immortal and invincible.
Title: Persian Soldier
Technique: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2009
Original Sold | Prints Available