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Bird standard

Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date:
ca. mid-3rd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Southeastern Iran
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
5 x 8.19 x 3.35 in. (12.7 x 20.8 x 8.51 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Schimmel Foundation Inc. Gift, 1965
Accession Number:
65.64
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
Acquired by the Museum in 1965, purchased from Edward Safani, New York.

“Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 4, 1991–September 15, 1991.

Pittman, Holly. 1984. Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 24-25, fig. 5.

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. 238, no. 337.

Mertens, Joan. 1992. "Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49, p. 53, no. 2.
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