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Head of a female

Period:
Old Babylonian
Date:
ca. 2000–1600 B.C.
Geography:
Southern Mesopotamia
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
7 1/8 x 5 in. (18 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
Before 1972, collection of Elie Borowski; by 1972, collection of Norbert Schimmel, New York; from 1983, on loan to the Museum by Norbert Schimmel (L.1983.119.12); acquired by the Museum in 1989, gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust.

“Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection,” Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974–1977.

“Von Troja bis Amarna,” Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Archäologische Staatssammlung, Munich, Germany, 1978–1979.

“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.

Muscarella, Oscar W. ed., 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection. exh. cat. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 112.

Settgast, Jürgen, ed. 1978. Von Troja bis Amarna: The Norbert Schimmel Collection New York. exh. cat. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 128.

Spycket, Agnes. 1981. La Statuaire du Proche-Orient, Handbuch der Orientalistik 7. Leiden: Brill, pp. 251-252, pl. 175, 133-134.

Schlossman, Betty L. 1981. "Portraiture in the Late Third and Early Second Millennium B.C., Part II: The Early Second Millennium." Archiv für Orientforschung 28, p. 150ff, fig. 12-14.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 120 (Jul. 1, 1989 - Jun. 30, 1990), p. 12.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49, pp. 12-13.
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