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Object Number:B10
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Persian
Elamite
Babylonian
Egyptian
Provenience: Iraq
Babylon
Period: Achaemenid Period
Date Made: 547-331 BCE
Early Date: -547
Late Date: -331
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Alabaster
Iconography:Xerxes
Inscription Language:Akkadian Language
Persian Language
Elamite Language
Egyptian Language
Babylonian Language
Hieroglyphic
Height: 24.8 cm
Outside Diameter:13.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Joseph Shemtob, London; subscription of E. W. Clark, et. al., 1888
Other Number:JS 2 - Dealer's Number
P257575 - CDLI Number

Description

Large vase, alabaster, Royal inscription; LB, historical

CBS Register: Large alabaster vase, with quadrilingual inscription. Xerxes.

Large alabaster vase with quadrilingual inscription in Persian, Elamite, Babylonian and Egyptian hieroglyphs. The incription reads "Xerxes, The Great King"

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
The Golden Age of King Midas (13 Feb 2016 - 27 Nov 2016) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] 1910. "A Vase of Xerxes". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. I, No. 1. pg. 6-7 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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