- Museum number
Part of rim, neck and body of carved and polished translucent white and yellow-brown calcite jar with banding cut horizontally; quadrilingual inscription of Xerxes I; repaired and incomplete.
- Production date
- 5thC BC
Diameter: 12.40 centimetres (rim)
Height: 9.30 centimetres (extant)
- Curator's comments
- Joined to 1901,0209.56 (88339).
- Not on display
- Fair; repaired and incomplete; part of rim, neck and body only.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Offer of acquisition reported in a letter by Gejou dated 4th December 1900 (ME Correspondence, 1901 A-K, item 271); acquisition reported in BM Returns 1901, p.58, where this piece is described as "Portions of a marble vase bearing a quadrilingual inscription in the Persian, Susian, Babylonian, and Egyptian languages. The text records the name and titles of Xerxes, king of Babylon, from B.C. 485 to B.C. 465, for whom the vase was made".
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number