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Crescent-shaped earrings with bulls' heads

Period:
Iron Age II
Date:
ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Geography:
Northwestern Iran
Culture:
Iran
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
2.68 x 0.94 in. (6.81 x 2.39 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.102.37a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404

"Origin and Influence, Cultural Contacts: Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and the Classical World." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 18, 1970–April 23, 1971.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1965. "Art of the Marlik Culture." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 24 (3), p. 104.
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