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Object Title: 
Harpoon
Measurements: 
13 in H x 2 3/4 in W
Creation Date: 
ca. 2500 - 1000 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Terence McInerney in honor of Dr. Joseph M. Dye III
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Provenance Information: 
By 1990: Siddharth Bhansali, New Orleans; Circa 1990 - 2012: Terence McInerney, New York (Accession Date: September 20, 2012)
Exhibition Information: 
No information available.
Publication Information: 
No information available.
Section of the AAMD Guidelines relied upon for the exception to 1970: 
Cumulative facts and circumstances
Explain why the object fits the exception set forth above: 
This work has a provenance established to 1990. The object filled a crucial gap in VMFA’s collection, which heretofore contained no protohistoric metalwork. It also significantly extended the chronology of VMFA’s presentation of South Asian art with a superb example of its type. VMFA decided to make an exception to the AAMD guidelines in order to bring this object into a free, publicly accessible, educational institution, where it could be studied, displayed, and publicized.