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Susa: Alabaster head

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Susa: Alabaster head
Author(s): Godard, Andre
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Greek Invasion, Parthian sculpture & painting
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Description: Thought by Cumont (see Andre Godard, The Art of Iran, translated by Michael Heron, New York, F.A. Praeger, 1965, p. 162) to represent Queen Musa, a beautiful Roman slave presented by Augustus to the Parthian King Phraates IV (37-2 BC), whose wife she became. A Greek inscription from the Parthian period gives the name of the artist, "Antiochus, son of Dryas". Note turreted Achaemenian crown.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/208913
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4261

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