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Cult vessel

late Akkadian-Ur III
ca. 2250–2000 B.C.
Northern Mesopotamia
Copper alloy
10-1/8 in. (25.81 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Raymond and Beverly Sackler Gift, 1994
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
Formerly collection of Mrs. Wiedad Armstrong, London; [offered for sale at Christie's, London, on July 8, 1992, lot 50, but withdrawn]; acquired by the Museum in 1994, purchased from Mrs. Wiedad Armstrong, London.
Christie's. 1992. Fine Antiquities. 8 July 1992, London, lot 50.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 124 (Jul. 1,1993 - Jun. 30, 1994), p. 17.

Benzel, Kim. 1994. "Inscribed Cult Vessel." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 52 (2), Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1993-1994 (Autumn, 1994), p. 8.
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