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Orthostat relief: seated figure holding a lotus flower

Period:
Neo-Hittite
Date:
ca. 9th century B.C.
Geography:
Syria, Tell Halaf (ancient Guzana)
Culture:
Hittite
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
26 3/4 x 42 1/8 x 20 1/16 in. (68 x 107 x 51 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
43.135.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 400
1911–13, excavated by Baron Max von Oppenheim; ceded to Baron Max von Oppenheim in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1943, purchased from the Alien Property Custodian, New York.
Benzel, Kim, Sarah B. Graff, Yelena Rakic, and Edith W. Watts. 2010. Art of the Ancient Near East: A Resource for Educators. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, fig. 9, p. 23.
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