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Votive bowl

Period:
Early Dynastic III
Date:
ca. 2600–2350 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Calcite
Dimensions:
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Vessels-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 406
1957-58, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Goetze, Albrecht. 1970. "Early Dynastic Dedication Inscriptions from Nippur." Journal of Cuneiform Studies 23, p. 41.

Rakic, Yelena ed. 2010. Discovering the Art of the Ancient Near East: Archaeological Excavations Supported by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931–2010. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 68 (1), Summer 2010, p. 25.
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