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Breastplate

Period:
Iron Age II
Date:
ca. 9th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran, Hasanlu
Culture:
Iran
Medium:
Bronze
Classification:
Metalwork-Equestrian
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Adelaide Milton de Groot Fund, in memory of the de Groot and Hawley families, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.233.44a
Not on view
1972, excavated by Robert H. Dyson Jr. on behalf of the Hasanlu Project sponsored by the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Archaeological Service of Iran, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1976, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 106 (Jul. 1,1975 - Jun. 30, 1976), p. 30.

de Schauensee, Maude, and Robert H. Dyson. 1983. "Hasanlu Horse Trappings and Assyrian Reliefs." In Essays on Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in Honor of Charles Kyrle Wilkinson, edited by Prudence O. Harper and Holly Pittman. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 73, fig. 20.

de Schauensee, Maude. 1988. "Northwest Iran as a Bronzeworking Centre: The View from Hasanlu." In Bronzeworking Centres of Western Asia c. 1000-539 B.C., edited by John Curtis. London and New York: Kegan Paul International, p. 48, pl. 16.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 66, no. 95.

de Schauensee, Maude. 1989. "Horse Gear from Hasanlu." Expedition 31 (2-3), p. 51.
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