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Wooden naos door: inlaid with polychrome glass (fragments of which survive - light-blue; dark-blue; red). Beneath a winged sun-disc, Darius I (521-486 BC) is depicted as pharaoh, offering to the jackal-headed god Anubis. The goddess Isis stands behind, shown wearing cow-horns. The hieroglyphic labels identify the three figures, with Darius written out in phonetic hieroglyphs within the oval cartouche - a mofif traditionally reserved for Egyptian kings and Queens. Two bolts at rear.
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Height: 28.40 centimetres (max)
Weight: 1313 grammes
Width: 25.30 centimetres
Depth: 3.60 centimetres
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- Curator's comments
- Reliefs of Darius I in Egyptian dress in the temple of Hibis in Kharga oasis. A second wooden shrine door showing Darius in Egyptian dress exists in Mallawi Antiquities Museum and was found at Tuna el-Gebel.
J. Curtis and N. Tallis (eds.), Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia, London 2005, p. 173 
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2023 4 May - 13 Aug, London, BM, G35, Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece
2013 Mar–Aug, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery , 'Pharaoh: King of Egypt'
2012-2013 Nov–Feb, Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 'Pharaoh: King of Egypt'
2012 Jul-Oct, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 'Pharaoh: King of Egypt'
2012 Feb–June, Leeds City Museum, 'Pharaoh: King of Egypt'
2012 Oct–Jan, Dorchester, Dorset County Museum, 'Pharaoh: King of Egypt'
2011 Jul–Sept, Newcastle, Great North Museum, 'Pharaoh: King of Egypt'
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/6/6, from official opening
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/27
1971, BM, 'Royal Persia: a commemoration of Cyrus the Great and his successors on the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire'
- fair (incomplete - inlay missing)
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- Acquisition notes
- Lot 570 at Edkins Sale. This object was acquired by Capt Rainier from Lord Percy after sometime in 1828.
- Egypt and Sudan
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