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Tortoise figurine

Early Bronze Age
ca. late 3rd millennium B.C.
Mesopotamia, Tell Taya
0.91 x 1.3 x 2.01 in. (2.31 x 3.3 x 5.11 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1972
Accession Number:
Not on view
1967, excavated by Julian Reade, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1972, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Reade, Julian E. 1968. "Tell Taya (1967): Summary Report." Iraq 30 (2), pp. 249-250, pl. LXXXII.

Reade, Julian E. 1971. "Tell Taya (1968-9): Summary Report." Iraq 33 (2), p. 99.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 103 (Jul. 1,1972 - Jun. 30, 1973), p. 29.
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