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Decorated boss

Iron Age III
ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Iran, said to be from Ziwiye
Silver, electrum
1.62 in. (4.11 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, 1953
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 400
From 1952, on loan by Alastair Bradley Martin to the Museum (L.52.17); acquired by the Museum in 1953, gift of Alastair Bradley Martin, The Guennol Collection, Glen Head, NY.
"Additions to the Collections." Eighty-Fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Year 1953, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 13 (1) (Summer 1954), p. 17.

Ghirshman, Roman. 1964. The Arts of Ancient Iran. New York: Golden Press, p. 118, fig. 162 [location given as Archaeological Museum, Tehran].
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