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Part of parapet

ca. 6th–5th century B.C.
Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr
Limestone, black
29 x 36.5 x 17 in. (73.66 x 92.71 x 43.18 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
Not on view
1932–33, excavated by J.M. Upton, W. Hauser and C.K. Wilkinson on behalf of The Persian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1933, ceded in the division of finds.
Hauser, Walter. 1933. "The Persian Expedition, 1932-1933." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 28 (11), Part 2, p. 39, fig. 1.

Dimand, Maurice S. 1934. "An Achaemenian alabaster relief." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 29 (7), pp. 118-119.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1965. "The Achaemenian Remains at Qasr-i-Abu Nasr." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 24, pl. LXX, fig. 7.

Tilia, Ann Britt. 1972. Studies and Restorations at Persepolis and Other Sites of Fars. Rome: Ismeo, p. 54.

Whitcomb, Donald S. 1985. Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 39, fig 11n.
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