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Part of a model chariot, with an impression of the sun god Shamash rising over the mountains

Period:
Old Babylonian
Date:
ca. 2000–1600 B.C.
Geography:
Southern Mesopotamia
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
1.97 x 0.89 in. (5 x 2.26 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.131
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 406
Acquired by the Museum in 1948, purchased from Elias S. David, New York.

“Art of the Ancient Near East.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 4, 1949–September 5, 1949.

“Exodus and Exile: 2,000 Years in Ancient Israel.” The Jewish Museum, New York, July 13, 1989–December 9, 1990.

“’A Seal Upon Thine Heart, Part II’: Glyptic Art of the Ancient Near East.” The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, New York, April 30, 1998–August 15, 1998.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1949. "The Art of the Ancient Near East." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 7, p. 195.
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