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Eye idol

Period:
Middle Uruk
Date:
ca. 3700–3500 B.C.
Geography:
Syria, Tell Brak
Medium:
Gypsum alabaster
Dimensions:
3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of The Institute of Archaeology, The University of London, 1951
Accession Number:
51.59.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 402
1937-38, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1951, gift of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

“The First Civilization: The Legacy of Sumer.” The University of Texas Museum, Austin, The University of Maryland Museum, College Park, January 12, 1975–May 2, 1975.

“La Vista y la Visión.” Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Spain, July 17, 2003–October 5, 2003.

Schmandt-Besserat, Denise. 1975. The First Civilization: The Legacy of Sumer. exh. cat. Austin, Texas: University Art Museum, p. 45, no. 74.

Azara, Pedro. 2003. La Vista y la Visión, exh. cat. Valencia: Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, pp. 174-175.

Rakic, Yelena ed. 2010. Discovering the Art of the Ancient Near East: Archaeological Excavations Supported by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931–2010. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 68 (1), Summer 2010, p. 43.
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