Proto-Elamite Bird of Prey Amulet

Culture: Elamite
Period: 3000-2900 B.C.
Material: Granodiorite
Dimensions: 2.6 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6449
Provenance: Private collection Robert Feuer, New York, USA. Acquired in the 1970s to the 1980s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Proto-Elamite granodiorite amulet in the form of a bird of prey. The bird with raised head and deeply pierced eyes, which once held inlays. The resting wings are decorated with a chessboard-pattern engraving. The tail feathers are pointy. The amulet is vertically pierced from the back to the belly for suspension. With an old, inscribed collection cover.