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Title: Furniture support: female sphinx with Hathor-style curls
Period: Middle Bronze Age–Old Assyrian Trading Colony
Date: ca. 18th century BCE
Geography: Anatolia, probably from Acemhöyük
Culture: Old Assyrian Trading Colony
Medium: Ivory (hippopotamus), gold foil
Dimensions: 4 15/16 in. × 1 5/8 in. × 2 in. (12.6 × 4.1 × 5.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt, in memory of George D. Pratt, 1936
Accession Number: 36.70.1
“Egyptian Style in the Eastern Mediterranean.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 2, 1938–March 27, 1938.
“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.
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