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NM Ant 2340 :: Fragment, Relief

Object description
Fragment of draped male head in low relief; the fragment is broken off so that only the larger part of the head and the upper part of the left shoulder is visible; the man is looking left; his head is draped in a turban/kuffiya-like garment, leaving only a triangular field of the face visible, from below the mouth to just above the left eye; the black stone is polished to a fine gloss adding depth to the face.
Inventory number
NM Ant 2340
Keyword, Swedish
3D
Object
Fragment; Relief
Object, Swedish
Relief
Country - Findspot
Iran : Asia
Place - Findspot
Reported to have come from Persian palace in Persepolis.
Material
Stone. Limestone?
Acquisition
Bequest of Queen Louise through the Friends of the National Museum in 1965.
Description
Fragment of draped male head in low relief; the fragment is broken off so that only the larger part of the head and the upper part of the left shoulder is visible; the man is looking left; his head is draped in a turban/kuffiya-like garment, leaving only a triangular field of the face visible, from below the mouth to just above the left eye; the black stone is polished to a fine gloss adding depth to the face.
Condition
The nose is chipped. Small fragments readhered on the side, in front of the face.
Period
Late sixth century BC. (?)
Name - Acquired from
Mountbatten, Louise (1889-07-13 - 1965-03-07), Queen
Description
Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten (previously Princess Louise of Battenberg; 13 July 1889 – 7 March 1965) was Queen of Sweden from the accession of her husband, Gustaf VI Adolf, in 1950 until her death
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Name - Photographer
Göransson, Kristian
alt
Description
Kristian Göransson is Curator at the The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Jeppsson, Johan
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Exhibition - Previously
Främre Orienten
alt
Description

Near Eastern Collections

Among the highlights in the Near Eastern collection, are the Bronze Age objects found by professor T Arne, during the Swedish excavations of 1932 in Shah Tepe in northeastern Iran.

The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities also has one of the world's largest and finest collections of ancient Persian bronzes from Bronze- and Iron Age Luristan(2700 BC – 650 BC.

From Mesopotamia the museum has a representative collection of cuneiform tablets and seals from Sumerian and Babylonian times.

A relief from the Northwest palace in Nimrud, built by the Assyrian king Assurnasirpal II and dated to 860 BC, can be seen at the museum. Across the relief is a long inscription that tells the story of the king and his achievements.

The Englishman Austin Henry excavated the relief in the 1840’s in Iraq and presented it to Queen Josephine of Sweden. She in turn donated it to The National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm for its opening in 1866.A copy of the original relief is on display for the time being at the museum. (www.medelhavsmuseet.se, 2010-09-08)

The exhibition is located in room 9.

Time - Start
2000 [?]
Time - End
2012 [?]
Exhibition, Part of - Previously
Främre Orienten - Showcase 09:01.
Event - Was Present At
Samlingsbesök. Persepolis. 2018-06-20
Comments
Gift 1965 to National Museum. The man might be a Mede, judging from the head-dress?
Sketchfab 3D - link
sketchfab.com
NegNo
NM Ant 2340(1).jpg
PhotoNegNo
NM Ant 2340(2).jpg
Height / Höjd
9,8 cm
Width / Bredd
ma,8,9 cm
Depth / Djup
6,7 cm
Dimensions
max. H. 9.8., max. W.8.9., max. D. 6.7.
Need of treat
1
Date - Registration
2000-11-13