(Persia Digest) – The body of Hassan Haji-Nouri, veteran sculptor and creator of the Persepolis column for Argentina, has been buried in Tehran. His funeral was attended by artists and members of the general public alike.
Haji-Nouri’s most prominent work was the recreation of a Persepolis column which was erected in the Iran Square of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
The column is 19 metres high and Haji-Nouri carved it to scale over a two-year period in-situ in Persepolis. The designs are also on par with the original columns. The column capital is a bull’s head from the columns of Apadana Palace.
Iran Square has an Achaemenid design and is one of the larger, most beautiful squares of Buenos Aires. It was named after Iran on 12 May 1965.
Haji-Nouri passed away this Friday in Tehran at the age of 92 due to old age.
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