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Guennol lioness - Elamite goddess Inanna Ishtar - Elamite brick
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Guennol lioness, magnesite or crystalline limestone figure of a lioness, Elam, circa 3000-2800 B.C. Of powerful form and monumental conception, striding with the left leg advanced, the broad-shouldered upper body turned fully to the right with the paws clasped to the abdomen, the head with finely incised detail and wide-set eyes with circular pupils, four holes on the back for insertion of a tail, 8.2 cm high. World record for antiquities sold $57 millions from Sotheby's auction in 2007

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Elamite bronze axe head, late 3rd-early 2nd millenium B.C. The crescentic blade decorated with ribs, a bird head emerging from the top edge, the blade incised on either side with a lion attacking a deer, the concave shaft with ribbing around the edges, a lozenge on each side decorating the attachment pin and a protruding beak-like protome, 16 cm long. Private collection

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Elamite bronze figure of a sacrificing man Iran, 3rd millennium B.C. The stylised draped figure with rimmed eyes and wide smile, the ears and nose oversized with the hair incised at the back, the bent arms cradle a goat for sacrifice, 5 cm high. Private collection

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Elamite goddess Inanna or Ishtar, 4th millenium B.C. Terracottta, Susa Iran. Louvre museum

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Proto-Elamite bronze figure af a man, 3000 B.C. This solid-cast sculpture is one of a pair of nearly identical images of a hero or a demon wearing the upturned boots associated with highland regions, his power enhanced by the mighty horns of the ibex.

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Bronze statuette of a man, 8th-7th century B.C. Iran Neo-Elamite.

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Cuneiform text on mud bricks at the Elamite ziggurat of Tchogha Zambil, province of Khuzestan.

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