Stone relief from Persepolis showing a servant

Achaemenid Persian, 4th century BC From Persepolis, south-west Iran. A servant in the royal court of Persia. This relief from Persepolis shows a servant wearing so-called Median dress: a distinctive knee-length tunic, tightly fitting trousers and a cap with ear-flaps and neck-guard. This is different from the usual Persian costume of a long pleated dress. He also wears the akinakes, or typical Achaemenid short sword.

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