Object Information

Accession Number: 
Object Title: 
24 in H x 16 1/2 in W
Creation Date: 
ca. 2500 - 1000 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Terence McInerney in honor of Dr. Joseph M. Dye III
Country of Origin: 
Object Type: 
Materials / Techniques: 
Provenance Information: 
By 1980: Samuel Eilenberg, New York; Circa 1980-2012: 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 1980. 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 an example extraordinary for its scale. 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.