- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Gold statuette of bearded man; cast and chased; thin face with small straight nose, hair cut short across the forehead; wearing a high stiff hood-like cap, the sides of which cover the ears, a tail-like end and a broad band crossing the chin under the lower lip leaving the moustache visible but covering the presumed beard; also wearing a girded tunic reaching to the knees and over this a long-sleeved coat (candys) with ornamented or furred edges worn as a mantle, the sleeves hanging empty at the sides; left arm beneath the coat but right hand protrudes and holds a bundle of rods (barsom); irregular flat plate base and the feet are not shown.
- Production date
- 5thC BC
Height: 5.60 centimetres
Weight: 34.22 grammes (conversion from grains)
Weight: 38 grammes
Weight: 580 grains
Width: 1.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Dalton proposed a 5thC BC date for these.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 15 May-9 Sep, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2018 19 Apr-22 Jul, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2017 28 Jun-08 Oct, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2017 1 Mar-31 May, National Museum of China, Beijing, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2016-2017 08 Sep-29 Jan, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2016 13 Feb-18 Jun, National Museum of Western Australia, Perth, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2015-2016 20 Sep-11 Jan, Kobe City Museum, Kobe, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2015 14 Jul–6 Sep, Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2015 18 Apr–28 Jun, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2014-2015 13 Dec-15 Mar, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2014 23 Apr-01 Aug, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects’
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/27
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec BM, G49/IRAN/27
1989 Exhibition: "Oxus. Der Oxus-Schatzaus dem British Museum London / The Oxus Treasure from the British Museum, London", Museum Rietberg, Zürich (proposed extension to the Staatliche Museen fur Volkerkunde in Munich was cancelled at their request)
1989 Temporary display, BM, Room 35 (Hinton St Mary mosaic staircase)
1975-ca 1990 Jul- BM, Iranian Room [IR], OT case, no. 2 (part)
1958- BM, Persian Landing c/c, south-west
1931-ca 1939 BM, Room 20: Persian Room
1923-1931 BM, King Edward VII Building: Franks Display
1900- BM, Gold Ornament Room
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OT 2 (catalogue no)