- Museum number
Fragment of stone relief: official in Persian dress advancing left with head turned, wearing twisted fillet, circular ear-rings, a prominent plain torc around his neck, and a short sword ('akinakes') or dagger thrust into the folds of his gown.
- Production date
- 6thC BC-5thC BC
Height: 51 centimetres
Width: 24.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Probably the introducing figure at the left of three free horses.
- 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'
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug BM, G52/IRAN, from official opening
- Incomplete; two pieces joined; light brown surface.
- 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