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Susa: Alabaster head

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Susa: Alabaster head
Author(s): Godard, Andre
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Greek Invasion, Parthian sculpture & painting;sculpture;stone;book scan
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.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4261


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