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Fragment of limestone relief: showing an official in Persian dress, wearing a tunic secured with a knotted girdle with the ends hanging down. The figure is advancing left, ascending a staircase and leading a bearded tributary. There is a fragment of a tree to the left side of the relief.
- Production date
- 6thC BC-5thC BC
Height: 28 centimetres
Width: 36.50 centimetres
Depth: 7 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 May-Sep, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History, An Age of Luxury
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. Dark brown surface identical to that of the Stannus casts suggests that it too has been oiled in the 19th century. Thickness of object uncertain as it is embedded in a stone mount.
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- Acquisition notes
- Originally acquired at the site of Persepolis by Robert Gordon and sent by him to his brother the Fourth Earl of Aberdeen in 1811 (Sir William Ouseley, 1819: 'Travels in various countries', p.255). 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
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