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Mace head

Early Dynastic I-II
ca. 2700–2600 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Tell Agrab
3 in. (7.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Caroline Ransom Williams, 1948
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 402
1935-36, excavated by Henri Frankfort on behalf of the Joint Expedition of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania to Mesopotamia; 1936-37, Oriental Institute Museum; 1937-47, family of G. Williams; acquired by the Museum in 1947, gift of Caroline Ransom Williams.
Delougaz, Pinhas, and Seton Lloyd. 1942. Pre-Sargonid temples in the Diyala region. Oriental Institute publications 58, Chicago: The University of Chicago press, p. 286.
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