New York, Park Avenue
30 May 1997
AN ELAMITE SILVER FIGURE OF A WORSHIPER
circa 12th century b.c.
Standing with his feet together on an integral rectangular base, the toes incised, wearing a long skirt, his left hand held close to his body, his right hand raised, with a long beard and short, cap-like hair with radiating incisions
2 3/16in. (5.3cm.) high
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For the pose, compare the terracotta figures, nos. 93-94 in Harper, Aruz and Tallon, The Royal City of Susa, Ancient Near Eastern Treasures in the Louvre.
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