Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bactrian camel

Period:
Bronze Age
Date:
ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Bactria-Margiana
Culture:
Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.117.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
[By 1951, Edward Safani, New York]; acquired by the Museum in 1953, purchased from Edward Safani, New York.
"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.

Glubok, Shirley. 1963. The Art of Lands in the Bible. New York: Atheneum, p.39.

Pittman, Holly. 1984. Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 40, fig. 11.

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. 268, no. 359.

Calmeyer, Peter. 1995. "Buchbesprechungen: Muscarella, Oscar W., Bronze and Iron. Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 85 (1), p. 161.
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