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Head of a Ruler, ca. 2300–2000 B.C. Iran or Mesopotamia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1947 (47.100.80) | The identity of this lifesize head and where it was created remain a mystery. The expert craftsmanship, innovative technology, and the use of copper alloy, a very costly material, suggest that it represents a king or an elite person. #OneMetManyWorlds

CILINDERZEGEL gebruikt om het handelsverkeer te controleren en de aflevering van de goederen te verifieren ca. 3000 v.C 3200 uitvinding van het schrift het ontwikkeld zich van pictografisch schrift naar spijkerschrift.

Cup with a frieze of gazelles, early 1st millennium b.c. Northwestern Iran, Caspian region Gold Rogers Fund, 1962 (62.84) On view: Gallery 404 Last Updated April 26, 2013 A number of cups similar to this one have been found in the excavation of the rich burials at Marlik, a site southwest of the Caspian Sea in northern Iran.

Gold seal - Ishtar as Mistress of Animals, Turkmenistan, ca 2000 BC, Schaffhausen Museum

Silver rhyton terminating in the forepart of a ram, Achaemenid, ca. 5th century B.C. Iran.

Achaemenid Gilded Silver Rhyton with a Stag Protome 5th-4th cent. BCE, Iran/Persian.

Achaemenid Golden Goblet With Bulls Dates About 500 BC. Miho Museum, Japan

Northwestern Iranian Gold Cup with Horned Animals -- Marlik -- 2000 BCE

storage jar with mountain goat. Iran, 3700 BC