Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Head of a lion-griffin

Period:
Iron Age II
Date:
ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Geography:
Northwestern Iran
Culture:
Iran
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
7.87 in. (19.99 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
By 1964, collection of Norbert Schimmel, New York; 1964-1989, on loan periodically to the Museum by Norbert Schimmel (L.64.30); acquired by the Museum in 1989, gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust.

“The Beauty of Ancient Art: Exhibition of the Norbert Schimmel Collection.” The Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 15, 1964–February 14, 1965.

“Origin and Influence, Cultural Contacts: Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and the Classical World.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 18, 1970–April 23, 1971.

“Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection,” Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1974–1977.

“Von Troja bis Amarna,” Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Archäologische Staatssammlung, Munich, Germany, 1978–1979.

“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.

Hoffman, Herbert, ed. 1964. Norbert Schimmel Collection, exh. cat. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 61.

Terrace, Edward L.B. 1965. "Sumptuary Arts of Ancient Persia." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 63 (331), p. 9, no. 5.

Harper, Prudence O. 1971. "Origin and Influence Cultural Contacts: Egypt, the Ancient near East, and the Classical World." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 29 (7), p. 321.

Muscarella, Oscar W., ed. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection. exh. cat. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 139.

Settgast, Jürgen, ed. 1978. Von Troja bis Amarna: The Norbert Schimmel Collection New York. exh. cat. Mainz: Philipp Von Zabern, no. 155.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Head of a Lion-Griffin." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), p. 55, no. 21.
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