Elamite Silver Plate

SKU LM.007
Circa

900 BC to 700 BC

Dimensions

7.25″ (18.4cm) diameter

Medium

Silver

Origin

Persia

Gallery Location

UK


 

In the Bronze Age, while cultural centres existed in various parts of Persia (e.g.Astrabad and Tappeh Hissard near Damghan in the north-east), the kingdom in Elam in the south-west, was the most important. Metal-work and the art of glazing bricks particularly ftourished in Elam, and from inscribed tablets we can deduce that there was a great industry in weaving, tapesvy, .and embroidery. Elamite metalwork was particularly accomplished. This beautiful silver plate is ornamented with the standing figure of a woman, wearing a long sheepskin robe that resembles the Mesopotamian style. Mesopotamia played a major role in Elam art however, Elam still maintained its independence especially in the highland areas, where the art can be sharply differentiated from that of Mesopotamia.

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