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Middle Bronze Age
ca. 2000–1600 B.C.
Iran, Luristan, Kamterlan II
4.49 in. (11.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
Not on view
1935, excavated by Erich F. Schmidt, on behalf of the First Holmes Expedition sponsored by the American Institute for Persian (later Iranian) Art and Archaeology; acquired by the Museum in 1943, purchased from the American Institute for Iranian Art and Archaeology, New York.

“Exhibition of Six Thousand Years of Persian Art.” The American Institute of Iranian Art and Archaeology, New York, April 24, 1940–July 1, 1940.

“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.

Ackerman, Phyllis. Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art. exh. cat. New York: The Iranian Institute, no. 227.

Schmidt, Erich F., M. van Loon, H.H. Curvers. 1989. The Holmes Expeditions to Luristan. The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, Vol. 108. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, p. 159.
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