Monster Mash

By Iris Fernandez

Fragmentary tile with a genie standing on two griffins in contest with two monsters
Neo-Elamite Period, ca. 800–700 BCE
Glazed siliceous material
Ville Royale Mound, Susa, Iran
H.18 cm; L. 20.5 cm; D. 2.3 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris, Département des Antiquités orientales, Fouilles R. de Mecquenem: Sb 3352
© Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Thierry Ollivier / Art Resource, NY

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