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Title
Artaxerxes presents the head of his brother Cyrus
Names
Perry (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Personalities -- A-Z

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1838 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON P. A-Z
Topics
Persians
Dead persons
Clothing & dress -- To 499
Helmets -- To 499
Torches -- To 499
Shields -- To 499
Crowns -- To 499
Fear
Artaxerxes II, King of Persia, ca. 436-358 B.C
Cyrus, the Younger, d. 401 B.C
Genres
Portraits
Notes
Content: Artaxerxes II was an Achaemenid king of Persia who reigned from 404 to 359/358 B.C. He was called Mnemon. The battle of Cunaxa in 401 was fought between Artaxerxes II and his brother, Cyrus the Younger, satrap of Anatolia, over the Achaemenian throne. Cyrus attempted to overthrow Artaxerxes II but was killed by his brother.
"Perry inv. [?]"--lettered in reverse in plate at lower right.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 16 x 14.9 cm
Stains and foxing on image.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 58470690-c5bf-012f-2f4f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1838: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Artaxerxes presents the head of his brother Cyrus" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1838. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-60a6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Artaxerxes presents the head of his brother Cyrus" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 3, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-60a6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1838). Artaxerxes presents the head of his brother Cyrus Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-60a6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Artaxerxes presents the head of his brother Cyrus