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KRATER WITH IBEXES

Iran:  Chogha Mish
Middle Susiana 3
Late 5th millennium B.C.
Baked clay
35.0 cm H, 44.0 cm W
Excavated by the Oriental Institute, 1965-6
OIM A35278

The geographical term "Susiana," referring to the area ruled in the historical period by the city of Susa, is also applied to the prehistoric cultures of lowland southwestern Iran. Representational designs such as the stylized wild goats with long sweeping horns painted beneath the rim of this krater are characteristic for an advanced stage of the Susiana sequence.


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