Naqsh-e Rustam, crowned head of an Elamite queen

Javier Álvarez-Mon & Yasmina Wicks7th century BC

Macquarie University

Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia

On the left side of the ancient panel the head of an Elamite queen wearing a tall mural crown has been preserved. She is shown in profile, with a large eye and nose and a thick bun of hair at the back. This section of the relief appears to be a slightly later addition than the man to the right, perhaps dating to later in the 7th century BC.


  • Title: Naqsh-e Rustam, crowned head of an Elamite queen
  • Creator: Javier Álvarez-Mon & Yasmina Wicks
  • Date Created: 7th century BC
  • Location Created: Naqsh-e Rustam, Marvdasht Plain 6 km north of Persepolis
  • Type: cliff face
  • Rights: Image Copyright J. Álvarez-Mon
  • Medium: rock-carved relief

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