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Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings Bronze, gold foil over bitumen southwest Iran Middle Elamite period 14th century BCE

Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings Bronze, gold foil over bitumen southwest Iran Middle Elamite period 14th century BCE

The technique of covering bitumen with sheets of gold or silver is typical of Elamite art.

Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

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Photo taken on 4 December 2014 (© mharrsch / Flickr)

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