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Susa: Alabaster head

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dc.contributor.authorGodard, Andre
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialPersia (Susa, Iran)
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T23:55:38Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T23:55:38Z
dc.date.created1965
dc.identifierANUA 682-4261
dc.identifier.otherP(P)-52
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/208913
dc.descriptionThought 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.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectGreek Invasion, Parthian sculpture & painting
dc.subjectsculpture
dc.subjectstone
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleSusa: Alabaster head
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Andre Godard, The Art of Iran, translated by Michael Heron, New York, F.A. Praeger, 1965, Plate 96
dc.date.updated2020-08-24T23:55:37Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2020
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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