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"Ancient Near Eastern Art": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 41, no. 4 (Spring, 1984)
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART BULLETIN | VOLUME 41 | NUMBER 4

"Ancient Near Eastern Art"

Harper, Prudence Oliver, Oscar White Muscarella, Holly Pittman, Barbara A. Porter, and Ira Spar
1984
56 pages
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Prudence Harper

Oscar Muscarella

Holly Pittman

Barbara Porter

Ira Spar

Ira Spar is a research Assyriologist in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art.

Met Art in Publication

Head of a ruler, Copper alloy
ca. 2300–2000 BCE
Statue of Gudea, named “Gudea, the man who built the temple, may his life be long”, Diorite, Neo-Sumerian
Neo-Sumerian
ca. 2090 BCE
Relief panel, Gypsum alabaster, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 883–859 BCE
Head of a king, Silver, mercury gilding, Sasanian
Sasanian
ca. 4th century
Bull's head from column capital, Limestone, Achaemenid
Achaemenid
ca. 5th century BCE
Man carrying a box, possibly for offerings, Copper alloy, Sumerian
Sumerian
ca. 2900–2600 BCE
Spout in the form of a man's head, Ceramic, glaze, Parthian
Parthian
ca. 1st–2nd century CE
Ewer decorated with concentric circles, Gold, Hattian
Hattian
ca. 2700–2000 BCE
Oval bowl with grapevine scrolls inhabited by birds and animals, Silver, mercury gilding, Sasanian
Sasanian
ca. 6th–7th century CE
Vessel in the form of a horse's head, Silver, gilding, Achaemenid
Achaemenid
ca. 5th century BCE
Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat, Silver, mercury gilding, Parthian
Parthian
ca. 1st century BCE
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a fantastic leonine creature, Gold, Achaemenid
Achaemenid
ca. 5th century BCE
Relief fragment: cavalrymen along a stream in mountainous terrain, Gypsum alabaster, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 704–681 BCE
Sword with figures on handle, Iron, Iran
Iran
ca. 8th–7th century BCE
Sword and scabbard, Blade: iron; scabbard and hilt: gold over wood, garnets, glass-paste; guard: gilt-bronze, Sasanian
Sasanian
ca. 7th century CE
Cylinder seal with cultic scene
, Variegated gray and cream Chalcedony (Quartz), Assyro-Babylonian
Assyro-Babylonian
late 8th–7th century BCE
Pendants and beads, Gold, Babylonian
Babylonian
ca. 18th–17th century BCE
Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings, Bronze, gold foil over bitumen, Elamite
Elamite
ca. 1500–1100 BCE
Standing male worshiper, Gypsum alabaster, shell, black limestone, bitumen, Sumerian
Sumerian
ca. 2900–2600 BCE
Cult vessel in the form of a tower with cylinder seal impressions near the top, Ceramic
ca. 19th century BCE
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