Tiradates I of Armenia - Versailles, France
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N 48° 48.292 E 002° 07.051
31U E 435201 N 5406139
Quick Description: Tiradates I was the founder of the Arshakuni Dynasty in Armenia.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 10/31/2011 5:39:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMCZWT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Tiradates I was crowned King by the Roman Emperor Nero in AD 66 (after already having been King for three years)in an attempt to settle the Roman conflict with Parthia where his brother Vologases I served as King. The length of his reign is unknown as are the dates of his birth and death.
Wikipedia (visit link) adds:
"In addition to being a king, Tiridates was also a Zoroastrian priest and was accompanied by other magi on his journey to Rome in AD 66. In the early 20th century, Franz Cumont speculated that Tiridates was instrumental in the development of Mithraism,[5] which—in Cumont's view—was simply Romanized Zoroastrianism. This "continuity" theory has since been questioned.[6] Tiridates is one of the principal characters in George Frideric Handel's opera Radamisto and Reinhard Keiser's opera Octavia."

This 1687 marble statue is located in the Garden of the Versailles Palace and entitled "Prisonnier Barbare dit aussi Tirdate" or "Barbaric Prisoner also known as Tiradates". It depicts Tiradates wearing several layers of clothes... a cape, a skirt-like belted garment as well as some type of leg coverings. He also appears to wearing a less detailed headdress. He has a short beard and has his right hand casually placed around his left hip while his left hand appears to be reaching for his right shoulder.
The artist is Antoine Andre (died around 1699).
URL of the statue: Not listed

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