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Eye idol

Period:
Middle Uruk
Date:
ca. 3700–3500 B.C.
Geography:
Syria, Tell Brak
Medium:
Gypsum alabaster
Dimensions:
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of The Institute of Archaeology, The University of London, 1951
Accession Number:
51.59.4
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.

“Curious Creatures and Bizarre Beasts.” The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey, January 21, 1979–April 15, 1979.

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