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Cast no.01

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Cast no.01


Relief with processions of animals.
Persepolis, Palace.
Fifth century BCE.
Persepolis, Iran.
H 40 in., W 60 in.
Metropolitan Catalogue: Cast no. 187.

This is part of a relief representing one corner of a canopy above the image of the king. From the side of a doorway to the Hall of One Hundred Columns at Persepolis. Rows of rosettes separate rows of bulls and of lions. At the head of each file of animals is a winged disk. The cast was made from a mold taken in Persepolis in 1892 by the plaster-maker Lorenzo Giuntini (1844-1920), son of an Italian plaster-maker, and an English mother. Giuntini accompanied Herbert Weld Blundell on an expedition to Persepolis in 1891-1892, to make casts of the reliefs. Thereafter the molds were destroyed. This and other of Giuntin's casts from Persepolis are preserved in the British Museum.

Bibliographic Citation


See Cecil H. Smith, Catalogue of Casts of Sculptures from Persepolis (London, 1892). Figure 1.


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