Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Lid (?) with a serpent

Period:
Bronze Age
Date:
ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Bactria-Margiana or eastern Iran
Culture:
Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diam. 5 in. (12.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.42
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
By 1975–76, collection of Norbert Schimmel, New York; from 1983, on loan by Norbert Schimmel to the Museum (L.1983.119.22); acquired by the Museum in 1989, gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust.

“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. 1976-1977. "Five Additions to the Norbert Schimmel Collection." Acta Praehistorica et Archaeologica 7/8, no. 2, p. 315.

Settgast, Jürgen, ed. 1978. Von Troja bis Amarna: The Norbert Schimmel Collection New York. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 152.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Lid with Serpent in Relief." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), p. 21.
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