- Museum number
Fragment of limestone relief: containing four and a half lines of Old Persian cuneiform inscription in horizontal registers with carefully carved wedges framed by more carelessly carved borders. There is no sign of incised guidelines for the inscription but scratches around the ends of many of the wedges possibly deriving from the initial carving.
- Production date
- 5thC BC
Height: 34.20 centimetres
Length: 61 centimetres
Weight: 45.50 kilograms (weighed for G52, March 2007)
Depth: 7.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Exhibition number 87 previously marked on the face of the object but already toned down when re-examined July 2005. Remains of rectangular plaster area surviving on the back from previous attachment to gallery wall.
Joined to 118841.
- On display (G52/dc5)
- Exhibition history
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1937/38 BM, Iranian Room (probably)
1865-1937/38 BM, Assyrian Transept (west wall), probably
1831-1865 Autumn- BM, Grand Central Saloon, first recess
- Incomplete; traces of lime green gallery paint lines around the outer edges (noted July 2005).
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Obtained at Persepolis in 1811 and presented by Sir Gore Ouseley in 1825.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 87 (exhibition number)
Miscellaneous number: XPb (siglum)