Objects Accompanying the Cyrus Cylinder in the Tour

The British Museum has arranged for a number of important objects to accompany the Cyrus Cylinder during the 2013 US tour. The exhibition is titled “The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning.”

The Cyrus Cylinder, 539-538 BC, Achaemenid, clay

The Cyrus Cylinder, 539-538 BC, Achaemenid, clay

Clay cuneiform tablet fragment, 539-538 BC, Achaemenid

Clay cuneiform tablet fragment, 539-538 BC, Achaemenid

Clay cuneiform tablet fragment, 539-538 BC, Achaemenid

Clay cuneiform tablet fragment, 539-538 BC, Achaemenid

‘The Darius Seal’, c. 6-5th century BC, Achaemenid, chalcedony

‘The Darius Seal’, c. 6-5th century BC, Achaemenid, chalcedony

Clay ‘Cyrus’ brick, 539-530 BC, Achaemenid

Clay ‘Cyrus’ brick, 539-530 BC, Achaemenid

Gold plaque showing priest (Oxus treasure), c. 5-4th century BC, Achaemenid

Gold plaque showing priest (Oxus treasure), c. 5-4th century BC, Achaemenid

Inscribed column base fragment, c. 400 BC, Achaemenid, limestone

Inscribed column base fragment, c. 400 BC, Achaemenid, limestone

Gold bowl, 5th – 4th century BC, Achaemenid

Gold bowl, 5th – 4th century BC, Achaemenid

Silver bowl, 5-4th century BC, Achaemenid

Silver bowl, 5-4th century BC, Achaemenid

Gold armlet (Oxus treasure), 5-4th century BC, Achaemenid

Gold armlet (Oxus treasure), 5-4th century BC, Achaemenid

Chalcedony cylinder seal, 6th – 5th century BC, Neo-Elamite or Achaemenid

Chalcedony cylinder seal, 6th – 5th century BC, Neo-Elamite or Achaemenid

Chalcedony stamp seal, 5th- 4th century BC, Achaemenid

Chalcedony stamp seal, 5th- 4th century BC, Achaemenid

Chalcedony oval stamp seal, 5th- 4th century BC, Achaemenid

Chalcedony oval stamp seal, 5th- 4th century BC, Achaemenid

Pottery ostracon inscribed in Aramaic, c. 475 BC, Achaemenid

Pottery ostracon inscribed in Aramaic, c. 475 BC, Achaemenid

Gold daric, 500 – 480 BC, Achaemenid

Gold daric, 500 – 480 BC, Achaemenid

Silver siglos, 520-500 BC, Achaemenid

Silver siglos, 520-500 BC, Achaemenid

Silver stater, 410-370 BC, Achaemenid

Silver stater, 410-370 BC, Achaemenid

 

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