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This black and white stone bead is perforated through its shorter axis. It was excavated at Surkh Dum, a settlement site in Luristan in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran. It was found in a structure interpreted as a sanctuary and was thus probably an offering to a god. When it was excavated, it was encrusted to an ivory pinhead in the form of a recumbent winged horse.

Bead, Stone, Iran

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