Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY

The nude female shown here, exhibited in the Musée Guimet in France, comes from Luristan in western Iran and may date to the eighth or seventh century B.C.E., a time of great metal craftsmanship in the area. She wears a ridged necklace and belt and, behind her long braids, a large gold hoop in one ear.