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Title: Zwischen Hunden und Löwen
Author(s): CALMEYER, Peter
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 48    Date: 2013   
Pages: 21-37
DOI: 10.2143/IA.48.0.2184694

Abstract :
Two stone troughs with sculptured decorations were seen at Susa in the first half of the 19th cent. AD and are now lost. Ker Porter and Loftus published drawings of them respectively. For a long time they were regarded as one and the same piece, differentiated only through the styles of the drawings. But it is obvious that the organization of the relief and the species of the animals are different. Both troughs show naked men lying on their backs, the animals, dogs resp. lions, touch them on their heads. It seems that this imagery allows a glimpse at the idea of human after-life in early Elam.

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