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Zagrus mountains, Iran
Circa 1000 B.C – 800 B.C
Size : 13 cm high, 9.5 cm wide, 10 cm deep – 5 ins high, 3¾ ins wide, 4 ins deep
Around 1500 B.C they were a thriving people of peasants, nomadic stock raisers, horse breeders and warriors who according to Strabo could 'put at the disposal of the Elamites on occasion as many as 13000 archers to help them fight the Susians and Babylonians'.
Numerous objects in bronze, gold, iron and silver have been found in their tombs near the springs by which they camped in the high plains of Luristan, many of which are decorated with scenes often borrowed from Assyrian mythology. As nomadic warriors and hunters, the Kassites of Luristan believed these objects to be protective spirits.
|Height||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|
|Width||9.50 cm||(3.74 inches)|
|Depth||10.00 cm||(3.94 inches)|