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Plaque with a seated, winged leonine monster possibly with scorpion tail

Period:
Iron Age II
Date:
ca. 9th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran, Hasanlu
Culture:
Iran
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
1.34 x 1.89 x 0.25 in. (3.4 x 4.8 x 0.64 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.163.10
Not on view
1964, excavated by Robert H. Dyson Jr. on behalf of the Hasanlu Project sponsored by the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Archaeological Service of Iran, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1965, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1966. "Hasanlu 1964." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 25, p. 130, fig. 21.

Winter, Irene J. 1977. "Perspective on the 'Local Style' of Hasanlu IVB: A Study in Receptivity," in Mountains and Lowlands: Essays in the Archaeology of Greater Mesopotamia. Ed. L. Levine and T.C. Young, Jr. Bibliotecha Mesopotamica vol. 7. Malibu, 1977. Ivory Plaque fragment; pl. XXII. Ill. 8.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1980. The Catalogue of Ivories from Hasanlu, Iran. Hasanlu Special Studies II. University Museum Monograph 40. Philadelphia: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, no. 163, pp. 78-79.

Marcus, Michelle I. 1988. The Seals and Sealings from Hasanlu IVB, Iran. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennnsylvania. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International #8816203, pl. 5c.

de Schauensee, Maude. 2011. Peoples and Crafts in Period IVB at Hasanlu, Iran. Hasanlu Special Studies IV, edited by Robert H. Dyson. University Museum Monograph 132. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Appendix 1.1, HAS 64-918.
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