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Head of a bull or bison

Period:
Old Babylonian
Date:
ca. 2000–1600 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Ceramic, paint
Dimensions:
7.01 x 5.12 x 6.02 in. (17.81 x 13 x 15.29 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Nathaniel Spear Jr. Gift, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.331
Not on view
Before 1970s, collection of Bernard Grettner, Alsace; purchased by Robert Haber at the sale "La Collection Bernard Grettner", Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 22-23, 1989, lot 494; acquired by the Museum in 1989, purchased from Robert Haber, New York.
Drouot. 1989. La Collection Bernard Grettner. Auction catalogue. Paris, lot 494.

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