Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Furniture element

Period:
Middle Bronze Age–Old Assyrian Trading Colony
Date:
ca. 18th century B.C.
Geography:
Anatolia, probably from Acemhöyük
Culture:
Old Assyrian Trading Colony
Medium:
Ivory, paint, gold, paste
Dimensions:
3.27 x 2.09 in. (8.31 x 5.31 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt, in memory of George D. Pratt, 1936
Accession Number:
36.152.3
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1936, gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt, in memory of George D. Pratt.

“Egyptian Style in the Eastern Mediterranean.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 2, 1938–March 27, 1938.

"’Animal Style’ Art from East to West,” Asia House Gallery, New York, The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, de Young Museum, San Francisco, 1970.

"Origin and Influence, Cultural Contacts: Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and the Classical World." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 18, 1970–April 23, 1971.

Dimand, Maurice S. 1937. “An Additional Gift of Syrian Ivories.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 32, pp. 88-90.

Decamps de Mertzenfeld, Christiane. 1954. Inventaire Commenté des Ivoires Phéniciens. Paris: E. De Boccard, p. 165, pl. CXXVII, fig. 1096.

Harper, Prudence O. 1969. "Dating a Group of Ivories from Anatolia." The Connoisseur 172, p. 157, fig. 3.

Bunker, Emma. C. et al. 1970. "Animal Style" Art from East to West. exh. cat. New York: Asia House Gallery, p. 51, no. 3c.

Simpson, Elizabeth. 2013. “An Early Anatolian Ivory Chair: The Pratt Ivories in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” In Amilla: The Quest for Excellence, Studies Presented to Günter Kopcke in Celebration of his 75th Birthday, edited by Robert B. Koehl. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press, pp. 253-257, fig. 16.37.
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