Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Votive figure

Period:
Early Dynastic III
Date:
ca. 2600–2350 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Stone, white
Dimensions:
H. 41.3 x W. 14.5 x D. 13.5 cm (16 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Stone-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.112.2
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1950, purchased from Elias S. David, New York.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

“Treasures from the Metropolitan: The Inaugural Exhibition of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.” The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana October 25, 1970–January 3, 1971.

“Treasured Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Tokyo National Museum, The Kyoto Municipal Museum, Japan, August 10, 1972–November 26, 1972.

“The Art of Sumer and Akkad: Mesopotamia and Iran in the Third Millennium B.C.” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 3, 1973–May 27, 1973.

“The First Civilization: The Legacy of Sumer.” The University of Texas Museum, Austin, The University of Maryland Museum, College Park, January 12, 1975–May 2, 1975.

“5000 Years of Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Inaugural Exhibition of the New Wichita Art Museum.” The Wichita Art Museum, Kansas, October 23, 1977–January 15, 1978.

"Profil du Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York: de Ramsès à Picasso," Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, May 15–September 1, 1981.

“5000 Years of Art from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” San Diego Museum of Art, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois, The Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1981–1982.

"Gudea of Lagash," Detroit Institute of Arts, December 5, 1982–July 31, 1983.

"Archaic Smile," Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Japan, July 14–August 19, 2007.

“Before the Flood.” Fundación ‘La Caixa’, Barcelona, Madrid, November 29, 2012–June 30, 2013.

Weinhardt, Carl J. 1970. Treasures from the Metropolitan: Catalogue of the Inaugural Exhibition of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. exh. cat. Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, p. 31, no. 13.

Tokyo National Museum. 1972. Treasured Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, exh. cat. Tokyo: National Museum, no. 1.

McKeon, John F.X. 1973. The Art of Sumer and Akkad, exh. cat. Boston: The Museum of Fine Arts, p. 20.

Schmandt-Besserat, Denise and Shirley M. Alexander. 1975. The First Civilization: The Legacy of Sumer, exh. cat. Austin, Texas: University Art Gallery, pp. 23-25, no. 13.

Wooden, Howard, ed. 1977. 5000 Years of Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Catalogue of the Inaugural Exhibition of the New Wichita Art Museum. exh. cat. Wichita, Kansas: Wichita Art Museum, p. 16, no. 7.

Cardon, Carol Moon and Jane S. Tai. 1981. 5000 Years of Art from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. exh. cat. New York: The American Federation of Arts, pp. 5, 34, no. 2.

Galerie des Beaux-Arts. 1981. Profil du Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York: de Ramsès à Picasso, exh. cat. Paris: Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, pp. 44-45, no. 17.

Miho Museum. 2007. Archaic Smile, exh. cat. Koka, Japan: The Miho Museum, p. 59, no. 001.

Rakic, Yelena. 2012. "Orante Masculino." In Antes del Diluvio: Mesopotamia 3500-2100 A.C., exh. cat. Barcelona: Obra Social "la Caixa", Polígrafa, p. 247.
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