Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Head

Period:
Neo-Babylonian
Date:
ca. late 8th–early 7th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
4.92 in. (12.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher, Dodge, Louis V. Bell and Harris Brisbane Dick Funds, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.398
Not on view
Formerly collection of Daud Messayeh, Baghdad; formerly collection of Elias S. David, New York; formerly collection of Henry Walters; 1941, purchased by Brummer from Mrs. Henry Walters; acquired by the Museum in 1979, purchased at the sale of the Ernest Brummer Collection, Galerie Koller and Spink and Son, Zurich, October 16-19, 1979, no. 530.

“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.

Pijoan, Jose. 1931. Summa Artis, Historia General del Arte, Vol. II. Arte del Asia Occidental. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, pp. 195-196, fig. 279.

Galerie Koller and Spink & Son. 1979. The Ernest Brummer Collection II. 16-19 October 1979, Zurich, p. 64, no. 530.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 110 (Jul. 1,1979 - Jun. 30, 1980), p. 22.

Harper, Prudence O. 1980. "Bust of a male figure." Notable Acquisitions 1979-1980 (Metropolitan Museum of Art), pp. 9-10.

Harper, Prudence O. 1982. "Five Clay Sculptures of the Neo-Babylonian Period." Iranica Antiqua 17, pp. 72ff, pl. III.

Imai, Ayako. 1983. "Head of a Bearded Male." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 23.
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