Formerly Marcopoli collection assembled in the the late 19th century; by 1978, the McLendon collection; acquired by the Museum in 1993, purchased at Christie's, New York on June 14, 1993, lot 150.
Teissier, Beatrice. 1984. Ancient Near Eastern Cylinder Seals from the Marcopoli Collection. Berkeley: University of California Press, no. 507.
Collon, Dominique. 1987. First Impressions. London: British Museum Publications, no. 814.
Christie's. 1993. Antiquities. 14 June 1993, New York, lot 150.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 123 (Jul. 1,1992 - Jun. 30, 1993), p. 16.