Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Beaker with archer and bull

Iron Age II
ca. 10th–9th century B.C.
Western Iran
5 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. (13 x 6 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1948
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
By 1934, collection of Dikran G. Kelekian; acquired by the Museum in 1948, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, New York.

“Exhibition of Six Thousand Years of Persian Art.” The American Institute of Iranian Art and Archaeology, New York, April 24, 1940–July 1, 1940.

“Art of the Ancient Near East.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 4, 1949–September 5, 1949.

Thomsen, Peter. 1934. "Ausgrabungen and Forschungsreisen." Archiv für Orientforschung 8, p. 257.

Pope, Arthur U., ed. 1938. Survey of Persian Art IV. London: Oxford, p. 71.

Ackerman, Phyllis. 1940. Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art. exh. cat. New York: American Institute of Iranian Art and Archaeology, p. 119, no. K.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1949. "The Art of the Ancient Near East." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 7, p. 194.

Calmeyer, Peter. 1965. "Eine Westiranische Bronzewerkstatt des 10/9 Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Zwischen Zalu Ab und dem Gebiet der Kakavand-I." Berliner Jahrbuch für Vor- un Frühgeschichte 5, p. 29.

Calmeyer, Peter. 1973. Reliefbronzen in Babylonischem Stil. Munich: Beck, p. 49.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1974. "Decorated Bronze Beakers from Iran." American Journal of Archaeology 78, p. 240ff, pl. 47.

Winter, Irene. 1980. “A Decorated Breastplate from Hasanlu, Iran.” Hasanlu Special Studies I, University Museum Monograph 39. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, fig. 52.

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. 244, no. 342.
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