Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Seal amulet in the form of a reclining cow

Period:
Late Uruk–Jemdet Nasr
Date:
ca. 3300–2900 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H. 5/8 x W. 1 1/16 x D. 1 11/16 in. (1.5 x 2.7 x 4.3 cm) String Hole: 3/16 in. (0.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.33
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 402
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.

“Cows.” The Queens Museum, New York, July 17, 1976–September 12, 1976.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

Queens Museum of Art. 1975. Cows. Flushing, New York, no. 88.

Imai, Ayako. 1983. In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 116.
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