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Elamite Bronze female figure, Iran, circa 2nd Millennium B.C.

Conservation:  Damaged bottom part
Material:  Bronze
Dimensions:  11,9 cm -17 cm with stand
Provenance:  UK private collection, London, formed in the 1970s/ Acquired at Bonhams, London, Auction, 2014
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)


Ref bhm131 Category Tag

With stylised facial features, standing with her feet together on a small plinth, short arms outstretched in front, wearing a tight fitting dress with incised details, wearing a peaked diadem in her hair. This figure represents what may have been a devotee, made with the intention of perpetuating his prayer. Ancient Elam was located in the territory that today corresponds to Iran, and was the link between the ancient peoples of Iran and central Asia.

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