Between Picasso and Piradi On tour with Saltimbanques and Musicians from ancient Iran (c. 600 Bc)

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This article offers a new line drawing and photographs of the saltimbanques and musicians depicted in register II of the Arjan Bowl (c. 600 BC) housed at the National Museum of Iran and briefly investigates their social role within a broader Near Eastern context. At the same time, it frames the significance of these
Elamite performers from ancient Iran in historical Western traditions of entertainment and artistic production


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