Musical scene from the Arjan bowl

A large pictorial bowl of 43.5 cm diameter was found at Arjan in western Iran which portrays royal activities. It is dated to the last period of the Elamite kingdom (620–580 B.C.E). Secular activities are shown in five concentric circles, and the fourth (see figure) is a scene of feasting with musical entertainment. The five segments of this circle are presented in a linear sequence. (Lawergren, 2001b, fig. 8)
Source: Bo Lawergren, “MUSIC HISTORY i. Pre-Islamic Iran,” Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, 2016, available at #^ (accessed on 19 May 2016).