Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 150 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Ceramic, paint
H. 6 3/4 x W. 2 1/16 x D. 4 9/16 in. (17.1 x 5.3 x 11.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
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.

“Animal Art from the Ancient Near East,” Queens College of the City University of New York, November–December 1968.

Schlossman, Betty. 1968. Animal Art from the Ancient Near East, exh. cat. Flushing, New York: Queens College, no. 39.

Rakic, Yelena ed. 2010. Discovering the Art of the Ancient Near East: Archaeological Excavations Supported by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931–2010. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 68 (1), Summer 2010, p. 26.
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