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Elamite Bronze Sculpture of a Deity - LO.1290
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 2500 BC to 1500 BC
Dimensions: 5.2" (13.2cm) high
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Bronze


Location: Great Britain
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Elam was an ancient kingdom of Asia, situated north of the Persian Gulf and east of the Tigris River, and corresponding approximately to the present-day province of Khuzistan in Iran. The capital of Elam and its most fabled city was Sûsa, today the city of Shûsh. This powerful empire has been overshadowed in history by the rival kingdoms of Babylon and Assyria. However, their extraordinary metalwork survives to this day, a testament to the expertise of their craftsman. - (LO.1290)

 

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