Period: Iron Age II
Date: ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Geography: Northwestern Iran, Caspian region
Dimensions: H. 31.3 cm
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1964
Accession Number: 64.130
This striking example in clay from the South Caspian region of northwestern Iran is hollow and probably served as a cult vessel as well as a sacred image.
“Profil du Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York,” Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France, May 15–September 1, 1981.
“5000 Years of Art from the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” San Diego Museum of Art, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois, The Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1981–1982.