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Cup

Period:
Chalcolithic
Date:
ca. 3500 B.C.
Geography:
Iran, Tepe Hissar
Culture:
Iran
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
4.75 in. (12.07 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Vessels
Credit Line:
Gift of Museum of Tehran, 1939
Accession Number:
39.60.1
Not on view
1931-33, excavated by Erich Schmidt, director of the Joint Expedition to Iran sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the Pennsylvania Museum of Art; ceded to the Tehran Museum in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1939, presented by the Tehran Museum to balance the division of funding and finds of the Iranian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Nishapur.

“The Arts of Old Persia.” Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, John Herron Art Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1951–1952.

“5000 Years of Art: A Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Whatcom Museum of History and Art.” Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington, December 4, 1976–October 2, 1977.

Schmidt, Erich F. 1937. Excavations at Tepe Hissar, Damghan. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pl. XI (H 4696).

McAllister, Hannah E. 1939. " Art of the Ancient Near East." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 34 (8), p. 196.

Schlotterback, Thomas. 1976. 5000 Years of Art: an exhibition from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, exh. cat. Bellingham, Washington: Whatcom Museum of History and Art, no. 14, p. 40.
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