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Vessel supported by two rams

Period:
Early Dynastic IIIa
Date:
ca. 2600–2500 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Gypsum alabaster
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/4 x W. 4 5/8 x D. 1 3/16 in. (7 x 11.8 x 3 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Vessels
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
Formerly collection Rothschild; [by 1979, Robin Symes, London]; 1984, purchased from Xoilan Trader Inc. by Norbert Schimmel, New York; from 1984, on loan to the Museum by Norbert Schimmel (L.1984.15.1); acquired by the Museum in 1989, gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust.

“Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 4, 1991–September 15, 1991.

“Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia,” Morgan Library & Museum, New York, May 26, 2017–August 27, 2017.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 120 (Jul. 1, 1989 - Jun. 30, 1990), p. 12.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Compartmented Vessel Supported by Rams." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), p. 11.
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