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Human-headed bison

Period:
Neo-Sumerian
Date:
ca. 2080 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Girsu (modern Tello)
Culture:
Neo-Sumerian
Medium:
Serpentine (lizardite)
Dimensions:
4.53 x 4.53 in. (11.51 x 11.51 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Sculpture-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.353
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 406
Acquired by the Museum in 1996, purchased from The Merrin Gallery, New York.

"Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 8–August 17, 2003.

Harper, Prudence O. 1997. "Human-Headed Bison." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 55 (2), Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1996-1997 (Autumn, 1997), p. 8.
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