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"Discovering the Art of the Ancient Near East: Archaeological Excavations Supported by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931-2010": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 68, no. 1 (Summer, 2010)
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART BULLETIN | VOLUME 68 | NUMBER 1

"Discovering the Art of the Ancient Near East: Archaeological Excavations Supported by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931–2010"

Aruz, Joan, Kim Benzel, Paul Collins, Jean M. Evans, Elisabetta Valtz Fino, Sarah B. Graff, and Yelena Rakic
2010
48 pages
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Contents

Map of the Near East

Archaeology and the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art
Joan Aruz, Curator in Charge, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Uncovering the Ancient Near East through Archaeology

Mesopotamia (1931–1990)

Ctesiphon
Elisabetta Valtz Fino, Curator, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Nimrud
Sarah B. Graff, Assistant Curator, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Neo-Assyrian Reliefs in the Metropolitan
Kim Benzel, Associate Curator, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Nippur
Jean M. Evans, Research Associate, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Al-Hiba
Tell Genj
Tell Taya
Nineveh

Iran (1932–1978)

Qasr-i Abu Nasr
Nishapur
Yarim Tepe
Shahr-i Qumis
Tepe Nush-i Jan

Hasanlu
Paul Collins, Curator, Department of the Middle East, The British Museum

Pisdeli Tepe
Dalma Tepe
Hajji Firuz Tepe
Agrab Tepe
Dinkha Tepe
Qalatgah
Sé Girdan
Ziwiye
Tal-e Malyan

The Levant and Syria (1932–2010)

Tell ed-Duweir
Tawilan
Teleilat el-Ghassul
Tell Leilan

Tell Brak
Yelena Rakic, Assistant Curator, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Til Barsip
Umm el-Marra
Tell Mozan

Anatolia, Southwestern Arabia, and Central Asia (1981–2001)

Tell Gritille
Hacinebi Tepe
Jujah
Piandjikent
Merv

Reading List

Met Art in Publication

Figure of a man with an oryx, a monkey, and a leopard skin, Ivory, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 8th century BCE
Foundation figure of king Shulgi of Ur, carrying a basket, Copper, Neo-Sumerian
Neo-Sumerian
ca. 2094–2047 BCE
Roundel with radiating palmettes, Stucco, Sasanian
Sasanian
ca. 6th century CE
Wall panel with a charging bear, Stucco, Sasanian
Sasanian
ca. 6th century CE
Wall panel with a bird in roundel, Stucco, Sasanian
Sasanian
ca. 6th century CE
Wall panel with wings and a Pahlavi device encircled by pearls, Stucco, Sasanian
Sasanian
ca. 6th century CE
Incised furniture plaque with a kneeling bull, Ivory, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 9th–8th century BCE
Furniture plaque carved in relief with a male figure slaying a griffin, Ivory, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 9th–8th century BCE
Cloisonné furniture plaque with two griffins in a floral landscape, Ivory, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 8th century BCE
Furniture plaque carved in relief with standing woman, Ivory, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 9th–8th century BCE
Furniture plaque carved in relief with warrior holding lotuses, Ivory, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 8th century BCE
Champlevé furniture or cosmetic box plaque with a winged youth, Ivory, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 8th–7th century BCE
Head of a male or female figure, Ivory, Egyptian Blue, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 9th–8th century BCE
Painted glass fragment, Glass, paint, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 8th–7th century BCE
Painted glass fragment, Glass, paint, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 8th–7th century BCE
Head of a female or goddess wearing a necklace, Ivory, gold, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 9th–8th century BCE
Head of a female figure, Ivory, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 8th century BCE
Handle of a flywhisk or fan, Ivory, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 8th–7th century BC
Mud impression of ivory handle 54.117.3, Mud, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 8th century BCE
Brick fragment with the head of an ibex, Ceramic, glaze, Assyrian
Assyrian
ca. 9th century BCE
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