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Seated female figure

Early Dynastic II-IIIa
ca. 2700–2500 B.C.
Southern Mesopotamia
Gypsum alabaster
2.3 x 1.67 in. (5.84 x 4.24 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Nathaniel Spear Jr. Gift, 1986
Accession Number:
Not on view
Formerly collection of C. Ratton, Paris; by 1966, collection of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Stafford, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1986, purchased from Safani Gallery, New York.

“Odyssey of an Art Collector: Unity in Diversity, 5000 Years of Art.” Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, November 11, 1966–January 8, 1967.

Isaac Delgado Museum of Art. 1966. Odyssey of an Art Collector: Unity in Diversity, 5000 Years of Art, exh. cat. New Orleans, pp. 33, 146, no. 48.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 117 (Jul. 1,1986 - Jun. 30, 1987), p. 17.
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