Video: A Closer Look at the Achaemenid Archer Panel

By Sasha Martin

A Closer Look at the Achaemenid Archer Brick Relief Panel

We are excited to share our first Object History video post today! Thanks to #awondertobehold co-curator Anastasia Amrhein for taking it on. In this video she discusses the afterlife and further elaboration of the artistic technologies of the Ishtar Gate during the Achaemenid Persian period.

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Bricks with the head of an archer
Achaemenid Period (reign of Darius I, ca. 510 BCE)
Molded and glazed siliceous material
Palace of Darius I, Susa, Iran
H. 27 cm; W. 46.8 cm; D. 12 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris, Département des Antiquités orientales: Sb 21878