Formerly collection of R. L. Messayeh; until 1922, collection of Thomas L. Elder;
1922-1939, collection of William Randolph Hearst who purchased it through Joseph Willicombe at the sale of the collection of Thomas L. Elder, American Art Association, New York (no. 96); 1939, purchased by Joseph Brummer from Parish-Watson & Co., New York; 1942, purchased by Walter C. Baker from Joseph Brummer, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1971, bequest of Walter C. Baker.
“Ancient Art from New York Private Collections.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 17, 1959–February 28, 1960.
Von Bothmer, Dietrich, ed. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections, exh. cat. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 46 [incorrectly identified as Parthian].
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 102 (Jul. 1, 1971 - Jun. 30, 1972), p. 38.