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Orthostat relief: seated figure holding a lotus flower

ca. 9th century B.C.
Syria, Tell Halaf (ancient Guzana)
26 3/4 x 42 1/8 x 20 1/16 in. (68 x 107 x 51 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
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.
von Oppenheim, Max. 1933. Tell Halaf: A New Culture in Oldest Mesopotamia. New York: G.P. Putnam, p. 178, pl. XXXVII.

von Oppenheim, Max, Dietrich Opitz, and Anton Moortgat. 1955. Tell Halaf III: Die Bildwerke. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co., pp. 43-44, 94-95, pl. 19a, 98, no. A3 20 and 171.

Orthmann, Winfried. 1971. Untersuchungen zur Späthetitischen Kunst. Saarbrucker Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, Vol. 8. Bonn: R. Habelt, p. 121, pl. 10g, no. A3/171.

Van De Mieroop, Marc. 2007. A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000-323 B.C. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 219, fig. 11.1.

Cholidis, Nadja and Lutz Martin. 2010. Tell Halaf – Im Krieg zerstörte Denkmäler und ihre Restaurierung, Band V. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co., pp. 368-369.

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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