Exhibitions/ Art Object

Wall decoration with a female dancer

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 6th century A.D.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Stucco
Dimensions:
11 x 7.25 in. (27.94 x 18.42 cm)
Classification:
Stucco-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.150.25
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
1931–32, excavated by the Joint Expedition of the Staatliche Museen of Berlin and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1932, ceded in the division of finds.

“Music in the Visual Arts.” Fowler Museum art UCLA, Los Angeles, April 10, 1973–June 3, 1973.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

Upton, Joseph. 1932. “The Expedition to Ctesiphon, 1931-1932.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 27, p. 195.

Kühnel, Ernst. 1933. Die Ausgrabungen der zweiten Ktesiphon-Expedition. Berlin: Staatliche Museen, p. 21, pl. 35.

Dimand, Maurice S. 1933. "Parthian and Sasanian Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 28, p. 80.

Schmidt, J.H. 1934. "L'Expédition de Ctesiphon en 1931-1932." Syria 15, p. 15, pl. IV, D.

Erdmann, Kurt. 1943. Die Kunst zur Zeit der Sasaniden. Berlin: Kupferberg, fig. 46.

UCLA Museum of Cultural History. 1973. Music in the Visual Arts, exh. cat. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum, no. 15.

Kröger, Jens. 1982. Sasanidischer Stuckdekor. Baghdader Forschungen Band 5. Mainz: Philip von Zabern, pp. 85-88, no. 99, fig. 46, pl. 27/1.

Harper, Prudence O. et al. 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 31.
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