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Lion head

Period:
Achaemenid
Date:
ca. 6th–4th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Achaemenid
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1950
Accession Number:
50.197
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1950, purchased from A. Sahim, New York.

“Sept Mille Ans d’Art en Iran,” Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, Villa Hügel, Essen, Kunsthaus Zürich, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Palazzo Reale, Milan, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Denver Art Museum, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1961–1966.

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

“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, 1981–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.

Ghirshman, Roman. 1961. Sept Mille ans d'Art en Iran, exh. cat. Paris, Petit Palais, p. 116, no. 690.

Tokyo National Museum. 1972. Treasured Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. exh. cat. no. 11.

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. 17, no. 9.

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, no. 5.

Profil du Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York: de Ramsès à Picasso. 1981. exh. cat. Bordeaux: Galerie des Beaux-Arts, pp. 46-47, no. 22.
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