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Cup decorated with ibexes

Period:
Chalcolithic
Date:
ca. late 5th millennium B.C.
Geography:
Iran, Tepe Hissar
Culture:
Iran
Medium:
Ceramic, paint
Dimensions:
3.54 in. (8.99 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Vessels
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.98.23
Not on view
1931-33, excavated by Erich Schmidt, director of the Joint Expedition to Iran; ceded to the Tehran Museum in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1948, presented by the Tehran Museum in exchange for surveying equipment at the close of the Iranian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

Schmidt, Erich F. 1937. Excavations at Tepe Hissar, Damghan. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvannia Press, p. 44, pl. V, fig. 35.

Harper, Prudence O. 1983. "The Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, fig. 6.
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