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Susa (Middle Elamite period) : Brick relief, between 1170-1151 BC

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Susa (Middle Elamite period) : Brick relief, between 1170-1151 BC
Author(s): Strommenger, Eva
Keywords: Larsa Dynasty, Assyria, Babylon;sculpture;ceramics;book scan
Description: Brick relief recalling that of Pure Kassite temple of Innin (slide WA-103) at Uruk. Restored from fragments found at Susa. Two elements, bull-man with date-palm and interceding goddess, are repeated several times. It is not known whether they were separated by the half-columns of a recess-architecture as at Uruk, or whether they formed a continuous frieze. The Elamite inscriptions on the eighth row of bricks date from Kutir-nakhkhunte (c. 1170-1166) and his brother Shilhak-inshushinak (c. 1165-51) who continued the former's work on the renovation of the temple of Inshushinak. The panels shown here certainly once ornamented the facade. Ruggedness and schematisation are characteristic of this period and province. See also : Andre Parrot, Sumer, translated by Stuart Gilbert and James Emmons, London, Thames & Hudson, 1960, Illustration 405, p. 329 -- h : 1.37 cm (Louvre).
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4192


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