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Relief of a Persian servant

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Relief of a Persian servant 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 the king. In this relief, Persian and Median servants bring food and...

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Provenance

From Persepolis, Palace of Xerxes, western stairway. 1931: purchased by the MFA through Arthur Upham Pope for £100. (Accession Date: May 7, 1931)

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund

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

Place of Origin

Persepolis, Iran

Dimensions

Height x width: 69.2 x 32.1 cm (27 1/4 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.372

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief