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Fragment of limestone relief: showing a guardsmen with spears advancing right, wearing 'Persian dress' with bracelets and ear-rings.
- Production date
- 6thC BC-5thC BC
Height: 51 centimetres
Weight: 95 grammes (weighed for G52, March 2007)
Thickness: 11 centimetres
Width: 106 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The cast is listed as available in the British Museum Facsimile Service 'Catalogue of Replicas from British Museum collections' (n.d.), in the series "Persia".
- On display (G52/dc5)
- Exhibition history
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
1995-2005 17 Nov-5 Dec, BM, G52/IRAN
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN
1975-1990 Jul-end, BM, Iranian Room [IR] ex-case
Probably displayed in the first Iranian Room, 1937/38
Probably displayed in the Assyrian Transept (west wall), 1865-1937/38
Grand Central Saloon, top shelf in recess on the left side of the gallery; described in the Synopsis as "four doryphori, or body-guard of the king", autumn 1831-1865
Private: staircase of London home of Sire Gore Ouseley.
- Incomplete; some darkening of raised areas, possibly owing to fingering; relatively fresh chip near the top of the spear of the second figure from the right.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Obtained in 1811 in Persepolis and presented by Sir Gore Ouseley 1825.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
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