Acquired by the Museum in 1979, purchased from Mathias Komor, 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 109 (Jul. 1,1978 - Jun. 30, 1979), pp. 20-21.
Pittman, Holly. 1979. "Vessel in the Shape of a Boar." Notable Acquisitions 1975-1979 (Metropolitan Museum of Art), pp. 9-10.
Harper, Prudence O. et al. 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 34.
Bell, Joseph. 1985. Metropolitan Zoo. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 52.
Pittman, Holly, in collaboration with Joan Aruz. 1987. Ancient Art in Miniature: Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 18-19, fig. 7.