- Museum number
- Series: Oxus Treasure
Gold figure of a seated man: wearing a high, stiff cap, trousers and long tunic with edge decoration. He was probably originally holding reins and mounted on a horse.
- Production date
- 6thC BC-4thC BC
Height: 7.60 centimetres
Weight: 68.50 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Published by Cunningham in 'Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal', vol. 50, p. 154, pl. XIII; Kondakov, Tolstoi & Reinach, 'Antiquités de la Russie méridionale', p. 191. Acquisition in 1931, following the "Persian Art" exhibition at Burlington House and the transfer of the "Oxus Treasure" from the British & Medieval Department to the Department of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities; the acquisition was reported in the 'Annual Report of the General Progress of the Museums for the year 1931' issued by the British Museum & British Museum (Natural History) as "A fine gold Persian statuette of a rider (without horse) belonging to the Oxus Treasure, was added to that collection" (p.6).
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2021-2022 13 Oct-10 Jan, Paris, Musee National des arts Asiatiques Guimet, Tadijikistan, au pays des fleuves d'or
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 Temporary display, BM, Room 35 (Hinton St Mary mosaic staircase)
1975-ca 1990 BM, Iranian Room [IR], OT case
1932 BM, probably exhibited in the BM's first Iranian Gallery next to the North-east Stairs
1931 Jan-Feb London, Burlington House, "Persian Art", (private collection).
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: OT