University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Edith Porada

The Hasanlu Bowl

hassanlu bowl

By: Edith Porada

One glance at the gold bowl from Hasanlu with its varied scenes of gods, heroes, monsters, and men suffices to show that it ranks with the most significant works of ancient Near Eastern art now known. Its interest lies both in its rich iconography and in its lively, linear style, which makes full use of […]


Aspects of Elamite Art and Archaeology

By: Edith Porada

In Sumerian texts we read about the coun¬≠try NIM, the wondrous mountain area which we call Iran today. The biblical name Elam can also be traced to the concept of a highland: elamtu in the language of the Babylonians and Assyrians which referred to the east and northeast of Baby¬≠lonia. Yet, the most important site […]