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Rectangular container

Period:
Early Dynastic IIIa
Date:
ca. 2600–2500 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Gypsum alabaster, shell, bitumen inlay
Dimensions:
1 7/8 x 2 x 3 1/4 in. (4.9 x 5.1 x 8.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Vessels
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.70.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
1960–61, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1962, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

“Al-Hiba: Expedition into the Past.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 16, 1972–January 21, 1973.

“The Art of Sumer and Akkad: Mesopotamia and Iran in the Third Millennium B.C.” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 3, 1973–May 27, 1973.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1962. "Near Eastern Art". The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 21 (2), Ninety-Second Annual Report of The Trustees for The Fiscal Year 1961-1962 (Oct., 1962), p. 84.

Zettler, Richard L. 1985. "Inanna Temple Publication Project." Oriental Institute 1984-1985 Annual Report, p. 49.
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