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Plaque with two male figures supporting a roller

Period:
Old Babylonian
Date:
ca. 2000–1600 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
4 x 4 1/8 in. (10.2 x 10.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Norbert Schimmel and Schimmel Foundation, Inc., Gifts and Rogers Fund, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.407.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
Acquired by the Museum in 1980, purchased from the sale "Bronzes et Terres Cuites du Louristan et de la Caspienne" at the Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26th September, 1980, lot no. 22.

“Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 4, 1991–September 15, 1991.

Hôtel Drouot. 1980. Bronzes et Terres Cuites du Louristan et de la Caspienne. 26 September 1980, Paris, lot 22.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 111 (July 1,1980 - June 30, 1981), p. 23.

Harper, Prudence O. 1980-1981. "Bronze Plaque with Two Male Figures Supporting a Roller." Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art), p. 7.

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. 337, no. 469.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49, p. 53, no. 3.
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