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Elamite Painted Pottery Vessel, c. 1000 - 800 B.C.
The Elamites called their country Haltamti, but it is Elam in the Hebrew Bible, where they are called the offspring of Elam, eldest son of Shem (Genesis 10:22, Ezra 4:9). To the east of Mesopotamia, Elam was part of the early urbanization during the Chalcolithic period (Copper Age). Written records from around 3000 B.C. parallel Mesopotamian history. In the Old Elamite period (Middle Bronze Age), Elam consisted of kingdoms on the Iranian plateau, centered in Anshan, and from the mid-2nd millennium BC, it was centered in Susa in the Khuzestan lowlands. Its culture played a crucial role in the short lived Gutian Empire of the 22nd century B.C. During the Persian Achaemenid dynasty that succeeded Elam, the Elamite language remained among those in official use
AAA34785. Elamite vessel; height 6.8 cm (2 3/4"), Choice
, buff clay, bulbous body, pedestal base, flairing rim, gaded black pattern of bands above and below groups of hatched lines in alternating directions, earthen encrustations, small chips in base and rim; SOLD
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