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Ornament in the shape of a ram's head

Period:
Achaemenid
Date:
ca. 6th–4th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Achaemenid
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
0.62 x 0.87 in. (1.57 x 2.21 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Vladimir S. Littauer Gift, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.211
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
Formerly collection of Greta S. Heckett, Pittsburgh (until d. 1976); acquired by the Museum in 1977, purchased from the Estate of Greta S. Heckett, Sotheby Parke Bernet, May 21st, 1977, lot 238.
Sotheby Parke Bernet. 1977. Fine Egyptian, Classical, Western Asiatic, and Islamic Antiquities. 21 May 1977, New York, lot 238 [described as a bull's head].

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 107 (Jul. 1, 1976 - Jun. 30, 1977), p. 38.
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