Category:Statue of Darius I

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Statue of Darius I  wikidata:Q15830712 reasonator:Q15830712 
English: Statue of Darius I
Français : Statue de Darius I
Statue of Darius I
Object type statue
object_type QS:P31,Q179700
English: The information panel in the museum says :

"The head and the upper body are now missing. This magnificent piece is the finest statue in the round to have survived from the Acheamenid period. The king wears a Persian dress with a dagger holstered in his belt. The pleats of the robe are inscribed on the right in cuneiform in the three offical languages of the empire – Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian – and on the left in Egyptian hierogliphs. These inscriptions give the titles of the king and record that the statue was made in Egypt on the orders of Darius, probably to be set up in a temple in Heliopolis, although the king wears Persian attire, the pillar at the back and the decoration on the base are Egyptian in style. On the front and back of the basis a representation of Hapi, the Egyptian god of the Nile, and on the two long sides the peoples of the empire are are represented by twenty-four cartouch fortresses, each with the name in hierogliphs and a representation of them above.

The statue is of grey granite that chemical analysis has indicated comes from the Wadi Hammamat in eastern Egypt. It was made in Egypt and later brought to Susa possibly in the reign of Xerxes. There are traces of brownwish reddish paint on the folds of the dress. (H : 2.46 m ; base : 105 x 64 cm, h : 51 cm)."

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Depicted people Darius I of Persia Edit this at Wikidata
Date 5th century BC
date QS:P571,-450-00-00T00:00:00Z/7
Medium greywacke
medium QS:P186,Q917545
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Dimensions 3 m high
institution QS:P195,Q1631008
Place of creation Egypt
Place of discovery apadana of the palace of Darius I Edit this at Wikidata
Object history
Inscriptions inscription in Old Persian, Elamite, Akkadian, and Egyptian hieroglyph
Estatua de Darío I (es); Statue des Dareios I. (de); Statue of Darius I (en); مجسمه داریوش اول (fa); statue de Darius Ier (fr) statue (en); Statue (de); estatua (es) تندیس مصری داریوش بزرگ (fa)
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Main subjectDarius I of Persia
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Location of discovery
  • apadana of the palace of Darius I
  • 490s BC (after 495 BC, before 486 BC)
  • 246 cm
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