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Secular Architecture from West Asia

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Works of Art (28)

Architectural tile fragment, 6th century B.C., Lydian; Excavated at Sardis, Terracotta with red and black painted decoration (26.164.1)
Bronze waterspout in the form of a lion mask, ca. 100 B.C.–100 A.D.; late Hellenistic or early Roman; Greco-Roman style, Greco-Roman; From Cyprus, Bronze (74.51.5677)
Capital, Abbasid period (750–1258), late 8th century, Syria, probably Raqqa, Alabaster, gypsum, carved (36.68.1)
Carved door panel, Timurid period (1370–1507), late 15th century, Present-day Uzbekistan, Samarqand, Cypress, carved, traces of paint (23.67.7)
Ceiling tile with geometric and floral designs, 6th century B.C., Anatolia, Phrygia, Gordion, Ceramic, paint (L.1994.96.5)
Cone mosaic, 3300–3100 B.C.; Late Uruk period, Excavated at the "Columned Hall," Uruk, Mesopotamia, Clay, mud plaster (L.1995.48.2)
Door lintel with lion-griffins and vase with lotus leaf, 2nd–3rd century; Parthian period, Hatra, northern Mesopotamia, Limestone (32.145a, b)
Fragment of a cornice panel, 10th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Stucco; molded, applied, and carved (40.170.441)
Human-headed winged lion (lamassu), 883–859 B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II, Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia, Alabaster (gypsum) (32.143.2)
The Night Patrol at Smyrna, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps (French), Oil on canvas (87.15.93)
Painted dado panel, 9th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Tepe Madrasa, Room W20, Stucco; painted (40.170.176)
Pair of doors, 9th century; Abbasid, Iraq, Carved wood (31.119.1,.2)
Panel, probably 13th century, Egypt or Syria, Carved wood with traces of pigments and gilt (30.112.3)
Panel: striding lion, 604–562 B.C.; Neo-Babylonian period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II, Excavated at Wall of Processional Way, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Glazed brick (31.13.2)
Reception Room (Qa'a), Ottoman period, 1119 A.H. / 1707 A.D., Damascus, Syria, Poplar wood with gesso relief, gold and tin leaf, glazes and paint; cypress, poplar, walnut, black mulberry, mother-of pearl, marble and other stones, stucco with glass, plaster, ceramic tiles, iron, brass (1970.170)
Relief: king and eunuch attendant, 883–859 B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II, Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia, Alabaster (gypsum) (32.143.4)
Relief: two servants bearing food and drink, 358–338 B.C.; Achaemenid period, reign of Artaxerxes III, Excavated at Persepolis, southwestern Iran, Limestone (34.158)
Sabz Pushan Room, 10th century
Slab, Umayyad period (661–750), first half of 8th century, Jordan, Ink on limestone (66.81)
Spout in the shape of a man's head, 1st–2nd century A.D.; Parthian period, Iran, Glazed ceramic (56.56)
Tent door hanging (ensi), first half of 19th century, Central Asia, present-day Afghanistan or Turkmenistan, Wool (warp, weft, and pile), cotton (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (22.100.42)
Tile from a squinch, Timurid period (1370–1507), second half of 14th century, Uzbekistan, Samarqand, Stonepaste, carved and glazed (20.120.189)
Tile with an image of a prince on horseback, Qajar period (1779–1925), second half of the 19th century, Iran, Stonepaste; molded, polychrome painted under transparent glaze (83.1.67)
Tile, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 15th century, Turkey, Bursa, Tempered earthenware, molded, polychrome glazed within black wax resist outlines (cuerda seca technique), gilded (1998.246)
Tympanum, late 14th–early 15th century; Golden Horde, Daghestan region, Caucasus (probably Kubachi), Carved stone with traces of paint (38.96)
Votive panels, Kushan dynasty, ca. 3rd century A.D., Bactria (northern Afghanistan), Terracotta and gouache (2000.42.2,4)
Wall panel, first quarter of 17th century; Safavid, Probably from a garden pavilion in Isfahan, Iran Composite body, 28 square tiles, painted and glazed in cuerda seca technique over white slip, set on plaster (03.9a-c)
Window, 17th century, Egypt or Syria, Stained glass (93.26.3,4)