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Guide to the Collections: Ancient Near Eastern Art

Guide to the Collections: Ancient Near Eastern Art

Crawford, Vaughn Emerson, Prudence Oliver Harper, Oscar White Muscarella, and Beatrice Elizabeth Bodenstein
1966
40 pages
64 illustrations
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Beatrice Bodenstein

Oscar Muscarella

Vaughn Crawford

Prudence Harper

Met Art in Publication

Storage jar decorated with mountain goats, Ceramic, paint
ca. 4000–3600 BCE
Bowl, Ceramic, Ubaid
Ubaid
mid 6th–5th millennium BCE
Roman
late 2nd–3rd century CE
Cylinder seal and modern impression: seated "pigtailed ladies" and pots, Limestone
ca. 3300–2900 BCE
Standing male worshiper, Gypsum alabaster, shell, black limestone, bitumen, Sumerian
Sumerian
ca. 2900–2600 BCE
Furniture element: ram with bitumen-lined socket, Gypsum alabaster, bitumen, Sumerian
Sumerian
ca. 2600–2500 BCE
Cylinder seal and modern impression: two striding goats, Serpentine
ca. 2900–2700 BCE
Cylinder seal, Lapis lazuli
ca. 2700–2600 BCE
Cylinder seal and modern impression: bull-man, bearded hero, and lion contest frieze, Marble, Sumerian
Sumerian
ca. 2600–2350 BCE
Reclining doe, Gold, Sumerian
Sumerian
ca. 2600–2500 BCE
Man carrying a box, possibly for offerings, Copper alloy, Sumerian
Sumerian
ca. 2900–2600 BCE
Vase with overlapping pattern and three bands of palm trees, Chlorite
ca. mid- to late 3rd millennium BCE
Cylinder seal and modern impression: snake god and deities with hands and feet in the form of snakes, scorpions, and goats, Metadiorite, Akkadian
Akkadian
ca. 2350–2150 BCE
Foundation peg in the form of the forepart of a lion, Copper alloy, Hurrian
Hurrian
ca. 2200–2100 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
Cuneiform tablet: receipt of straw, Clay, Neo-Sumerian
Neo-Sumerian
ca. 2040 BCE
Foundation figure of king Shulgi of Ur, carrying a basket, Copper, Neo-Sumerian
Neo-Sumerian
ca. 2094–2047 BCE
Tripod jug, Ceramic, Yortan
Yortan
ca. 2700–2400 BCE
Ewer decorated with concentric circles, Gold, Hattian
Hattian
ca. 2700–2000 BCE
Sistrum (rattle), Copper alloy, Hattian
Hattian
ca. 2300–2000 BCE
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