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Harness ring surmounted by bull

Period:
Early Dynastic III
Date:
ca. 2600–2350 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
5.71 x 2.76 in. (14.5 x 7.01 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Equestrian
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.174
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
Acquired by the Museum in 1951, purchased from Elias S. David, Long Island City, NY.

“Animal Art from the Ancient Near East,” Queens College of the City University of New York, November–December 1968.

“Al-Hiba: Expedition into the Past.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 16, 1972–January 21, 1973.

Schlossman, Betty. 1968. Animal Art from the Ancient Near East, exh. cat. Flushing, New York: Queens College, no. 33.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 329, no. 466.
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