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Pair of bird-shaped handles

Period:
Iron Age II
Date:
ca. 9th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran, Hasanlu
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/4 x W. 3 15/16 in. (10.8 x 10 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Vessels
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Constantine Sidamon-Eristoff Gift, 1961
Accession Number:
61.100.3a, b
  • Provenance

    1960, excavated by Robert H. Dyson Jr. on behalf of the Hasanlu Project sponsored by the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Archaeological Service of Iran, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1961, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

  • References

    Muscarella, Oscar W. 1983. In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 55.

    Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 27-28, no. 6a, b.

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