This relief depicts a Persian court servant holding a covered tray on his shoulder. He wears the distinctive Persian garment of long sleeves and draped skirt, with a folded soft cap.
Artist Persian
  • Court Servant with a Covered Tray
  • Achaemenid Court Servant with Covered Tray (former title)
Date 486 - 465 BCE
Medium Limestone
Dimensions Overall: 21 1/2 × 11 1/2 inches (54.6 × 29.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Lillian Henkel Haass
Accession Number 31.340
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
(R. Stora and Co., New York, New York, USA and Paris, France);
Lillian Henkel Haass [Mrs. Julius Haass] [1879-1960] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1931-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
DIA Handbook, 1971.

Henshaw, Julia P., ed. A Visitors Guide: The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1995, p. 99 (ill.).

Peck, Elsie Holmes. “Achaemenid Relief Fragments from Persepolis,” Bulletin of the DIA 79, no. 1/2 (2005): 20, (fig. 1).