Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dog figure

Date:
n.d.a.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
15/16 × 7/8 × 1 13/16 in. (2.3 × 2.2 × 4.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.8
Not on view
1957-58, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
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. 313, no. 437.
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