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.
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