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Title: Through the Mountains up to the Caspian Sea
Subtitle: Some Remarks on Bronze Age Pendants from the Gilan Region, Iran
Author(s): DAN, Roberto , DIVKOLAEE, Mohammad Keshavarz , PETROSYAN, Arthur
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 52 Date: 2017
The present paper reconsiders some unusual bronze pendants discovered over the years in the Gilan region of Iran. An increasing number of connections between Gilan and the Southern Caucasus have been highlighted and these objects should be seen in this context. They have rarely attracted the attention of scholars and have never been analysed as a set, but always in a more piecemeal way. It is interesting to note that similar pendants have been discovered in the South Caucasus, especially in modern day Armenia. The Gilan pendants possess some distinctive characteristics that make them different from the Caucasian pieces.