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    winged ibex used as handle of vase from Palace of Darius I, from Shush (ancient Susa), Iran

    Beaker – Susa (modern Shush, Iran) (c. 4000 BC) ceramic painted in brown glaze. Paris, Musée du Louvre

    Colossal statue from ancient Persepolis.Iran

    Berlin, Pergamonmuseum, Bogenschützenfries des Dareios-Palastes in Susa, Iran (Archers' frieze from Dareius' Palace at Susa, Iran)

    Art of Ancient Persia Marlik,Iran 2000 BC


    Ancient griffon in Persepolis, Iran


    PRE-SUMERIAN MESOPOTAMIA. Clay beaker decorated with geometric designs and images of ibexes, from Susa (Shusa, Iran), ca. 5000 BCE, Louvre.

    Ancient Greek pottery decoration 188, via Flickr.

    Proto-Elamite gypsum statuette of a Monkey, c. 3000 BCE, from Susa

    Spout in the form of a man's head, from the Parthian period circa A.D. 1st-2nd century...part of Ancient Near Eastern Art

    Terracotta figure, southwest Iran, ruins of Susa, the great city of ancient Elam. The Elamite religion, according to one classical writer, was “characterized by uncommon reverence and respect for womanhood.” Elamite goddesses called Kiririsha and Pinikir, also known as Inanna or Ishtar.

    Elamite God, Susa, Iran Beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE

    Ancient Turquoise Jar, Stoneware.

    IMAGES OF ANCIENT IRAN: Arsacid (Parthian) Dynasty (248 BCE - 224 CE)

    Kashan. Beaker, 13th century. Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster and blue over an opaque white glaze

    Amiash Idol, Ancient Near East. 1st millennium B.C.E. Terracotta. Amlash refers to sites in the province of Gilan, Iran, along the Caspian Sea. Figures and animals were made in ceramic and bronze. The figures with "button" faces are thought to have been used in conjunction with burial rituals.

    Peacock in Foliage, 17th century. Iran; Islamic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

    Mountain goat, Proto-Elamite; Susa, Iran; Around 3100-2900 BCE