Plaque with tiger

Period:
Bronze Age
Date:
ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Bactria-Margiana
Culture:
Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex
Medium:
Steatite or chlorite, gold foil
Dimensions:
1.46 x 1.46 in. (3.71 x 3.71 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.43
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
From 1983, on loan by Norbert Schimmel to the Museum (L.1983.119.24); 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.

Pittman, Holly. 1984. Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 51, fig. 23.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1992. "Lion plaque." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49 (4), Ancient Art: Gifts from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (Spring 1992), no. 31, p. 56.