Replica Size: 28.7 x 21.2 x 8.5 cm Original: limestone Replica: painted artificial stone
Persian, Achaemenid Empire, reign of King Darius, 522-486 B.C. AEOS SEM 940
The relief shows the head of a Persian nobleman, with a feather crown from under which curly and spiraling hair emerge. Relief representations of eminent persons were primarily used for the decorating of the monumental stairways at the entrance to the king+s palace in Persepolis.