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Elliptical bowl

ca. 6th–7th century A.D.
Central Asia or Iran
High tin bronze
W. 3 11/16 × D. 2 1/16 × L. 8 3/16 in. (9.3 × 5.3 × 20.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen, in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, 2006
Accession Number:
Not on view
By 1950s, collection of Richard Ettinghausen (until d. 1979); acquired by the Museum in 2006, gift of Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen, Princeton, NJ.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 136 (Jul. 1, 2005 - Jun. 30, 2006), p. 8.
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