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Bronze Figurines to Undergo Study to Shed Light on Ancient Lorestan

 

News Category:

Prehistory

Province of:

Lorestân

 03 October 2003

 

 

Experts in the National Iranian Museum are set to embark on a groundbreaking study of bronze figurines discovered in the western Lorestan province, in what they hope will shed light on the ancient traditions and beliefs in the province.

Suri Ayyazi, who leads the research, said the figurines accounted for a substantial portion of Lorestan’s section in the museum.

“Currently one could not opine with certainty about the significance of bronze figurines as well as customs and rituals, ceremonies and beliefs of people who lived in Lorestan some 3000 years ago,” she said, stressing such studies were needed to throw light on the history, culture and civilization of local people.

Ayyazi noted the sculptures were not sophisticated in terms of artistic creation. They are primitive in shape, and compared to modern counterparts, they look quite clumsy and amateurish. Yet, they are potent reminders of ancient mindsets which need to be exposed.

Among the objects are some female and male figurines. Ayyazi remarked the female figurines may suggest female reproduction, while the male ones may suggest mourning and benediction.

 

 
 

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