Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward who bought it in London on his return from the Wolfe Expedition to Assyria and Babylonia (1884-1885).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Stone Sculptures of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 5 and 3. Handbook no. 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 1204-1/2, pp. 78-79.