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Title: Openwork furniture plaque with two sphinxes
Date: ca. 9th–8th century BC
Geography: Syria, probably from Arslan Tash (ancient Hadatu)
Medium: Ivory, gold foil
Dimensions: 2 5/16 × 4 7/16 × 7/16 in. (5.8 × 11.3 × 1.1 cm)
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1957
Accession Number: 57.80.4a, b
“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.
“Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 15, 2014–January 4, 2015.
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