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The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning


Permission is granted to reproduce these images solely in connection with a review or editorial commentary on THE CYRUS CYLINDER AND ANCIENT PERSIA: A NEW BEGINNING exhibition at the ASIAN ART MUSEUM, on view AUG 9–SEPT 22, 2013. All other reproductions are strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the copyright holder and/or museum.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder, 539–538 BCE. Iraq, Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Baked clay. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.1.
  • Armlet (Oxus treasure), 500–330 BCE. Found in Tajikistan, Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Gold. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.10.
  • The Darius cylinder seal, 500–400 BCE. Obtained in Egypt, Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Chalcedony stone. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.4.
  • Pottery ostracon inscribed in Aramaic, c. 475 BCE. Achaemenid, Persia. Clay. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.14.
  • Gold plaque showing a priest (Oxus treasure), 500–330 BCE. Found in Tajikistan, Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Gold. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.6.
  • Bowl with winged lions, 500–330 BCE. Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Silver. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.9.
  • Fragment of column base with Old Persian inscription, 404–359 BCE. Iran, Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Limestone. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.7.
  • Fragmentary tablet with Babylonian cuneiform inscription, probably 539–538 BCE. Iraq, Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Unbaked clay. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.3.
  • Silver coin (stater), 410–370 BCE. Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Silver. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.17.
  • Bowl decorated with lions, 500–330 BCE. Found in Tajikistan, Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Gold. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.8.
  • Stamp seal with hunting scene, 500–330 BCE. Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Chalcedony stone. © Trustees of the British Museum, 2013.4.13.
  • Stamp seal with hero fighting a winged bull, 500–330 BCE. Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). © Trustees of the British Museum.
  • Fragmentary tablet with Babylonian cuneiform inscription, probably 539–538 BCE. Iraq, Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Unbaked clay. © Trustees of the British Museum.
  • Brick with inscription of Cyrus, 539–530 BCE. Iraq, Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Baked clay. © Trustees of the British Museum.
  • Gold coin (daric), 500–480 BCE. Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Gold. © Trustees of the British Museum.
  • Gold coin (daric), 500–480 BCE. Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Gold. © Trustees of the British Museum.
  • Silver coin (siglos), 520–500 BCE. Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Silver. © Trustees of the British Museum.
  • Silver coin (siglos), 520–500 BCE. Achaemenid period (550–330 BCE). Silver. © Trustees of the British Museum.