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Beaker with winged human-headed bulls flanking a stylized tree

Iron Age II
ca. 10th–9th century B.C.
Western Iran
5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1971
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
Acquired by the Museum in 1971, purchased from John J. Klejman, New York.

“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.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 101 (Jul. 1, 1970 - Jun. 30, 1971), p. 15.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1974. "Decorated Bronze Beakers from Iran." American Journal of Archaeology 78 (3), pp. 239ff, pl. 46, fig. 1-3.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1983. "Beaker; Bearded Human-Headed Sphinxes Flanking a Stylized Tree." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 50.

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. 244, no. 343 .
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