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Iron Age
1st millennium B.C.
Iran, possibly from Tepe Giyan
3.23 in. (8.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
Not on view
1923-1931, acquired by Ernst Herzfeld in the vicinity of Nihavend, Iran; collection of Ernst Herzfeld (until d. 1948); acquired by the Museum in 1952, purchased from Mrs. Charlotte M. Bradford, sister of E. Herzfeld, Princeton, NJ.
Herzfeld, Ernst. 1923-1931. "Vicinity of Nihavand (Iran): Bronze Vessels, from Prehistoric Mound of Tepe Giyan [graphic]." In The Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Freer Archives, Series 4: Photographic Files,

Herzfeld, Ernst. 1941. Iran in the Ancient East. London, New York: Oxford University Press, pl. XXV (4).

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. 260, no. 348.
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