- Museum number
Stone relief; fragment; official in Persian dress advancing left with head turned, wearing circular ear-rings and a short sword.
- Production date
- 6thC BC-5thC BC
Height: 50 centimetres
Weight: 25 kilograms (weighed for G52, March 2007)
Width: 25 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Probably the introducing figure at the left of three free horses.
- On display (G52/dc5)
- Exhibition history
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug BM, from official opening
- Incomplete; two pieces joined; face is 19th century restoration.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Originally acquired at the site of Persepolis by the Fourth Earl of Aberdeen in 1811. The donation of this collection of "Fifteen fragments of Sculpture, from Persepolis, [and] collected by the late Earl of Aberdeen, K.T., and presented by the present Earl of Aberdeen" was highlighted in the published 'Accounts of the Income and Expenditure of the British Museum for the Financial Year ended the 31st day of March 1862' (p.14).
- Middle East
- Registration number