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Darius I the Great was a super fan of large-scale building projects. He built big and small: from connecting the Red Sea to the Nile to his private palace in Tachara, located in the capital of Persepolis (present-day Iran). This fragment from a relief probably came from one of the decorated staircases at his residence, which was completed in about 486 B.C. Check out the Unframed blog every week to see a highlight of a work from the permanent collection during LACMA’s 50th anniversary. #LACMA50​

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