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Persepolis: Small (6.5 cm) lapis lazuli head of prince, 5th-4th century BC

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Title: Persepolis: Small (6.5 cm) lapis lazuli head of prince, 5th-4th century BC
Author(s): Belloni, Gianguido
Fedi Dall'Asen, Liliana
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Achaemenian;sculpture;stone;book scan
Description: Turreted crown, symbolic of turreted walls of city, suggests he is royal. Andre Godard (in The Art of Iran, translated by Michael Heron, New York, F.A. Praeger, 1965, p. 144) speculated that it may have been Xerxes as a young man. Royal serenity characteristic of period. Eyes would have been of precious stone or enamelled
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4238


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