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Ornament

Date:
9th–10th century
Geography:
Probably from Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Bronze; cast, gilded
Dimensions:
L. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) W. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.40.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
1936, purchased in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1937, accessioned by the Museum

Allan, James. Nishapur: Metalwork of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982. pp. 60-61, ill. fig. 2 (b/w).



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