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Relief of Median courtier and tribute bearers

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Relief fragment depicting a Median courtier leading two Parthian ambassadors to the royal presence at the annual "March of Nations" which took place in the Persian New Year festival near the spring equinox. This ceremony declared the loyalty of the nations encompassed by the Persian Empire to...

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Provenance

From Persepolis, NW facade of apadana staircase. By 1931, Stora Collection, New York; 1939, by exchange with Raphael Stora. (Accession Date: April 13, 1939)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid, 550–331 B.C.

Place of Origin

Persepolis, Iran

Dimensions

Height x width: 45.5 x 77.7 cm (17 15/16 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.586

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief