Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Essays (68)
  • Works of Art (239)
  • Chronology (16)
  • Cuneiform tablet: hymn to Marduk
    86.11.313
  • Cuneiform tablet: private letter
    86.11.111
  • Inscribed brick
    59.41.84
  • Cylinder seal
    1986.311.39
  • Cuneiform tablet: Old Babylonian balag to the mother goddess Aruru
    86.11.62
  • Votive cone with cuneiform inscription of Lipit-Eshtar
    1971.71
  • Cuneiform tablet: student exercise tablet
    86.11.251
  • Head of a female
    1989.281.7
  • Cylinder seal and modern impression: goddess leading a worshiper to a seated deity; bull god
    1991.368.3
  • Inscribed brick
    59.41.86
  • Head of a Persian guard
    55.121.3
  • Relief fragment with graffiti of two humans and animal heads
    45.11.17
  • Relief: figure in a procession
    39.133
  • Bull's head from column capital
    47.100.83
  • Male figure
    1983.117
  • Plaque with two male figures supporting a roller
    1980.407.1
  • Ceramic imitation of bronze roller with two kilted figures
    1998.240
  • Plaque with a nude female between two bearded males wearing kilts
    1998.31
  • Figurine
    54.55.2
  • Female figure
    51.7.1
  • Roller
    1984.454.2
  • Roller
    1980.407.3
  • Chair back carved in relief
    59.107.3
  • Relief panel
    17.190.2078
  • Relief panel
    17.190.2079
  • Relief panel
    17.190.2080
  • Relief panel
    17.190.2081
  • Relief panel
    17.190.2082
  • Relief panel
    31.72.2
  • Relief panel
    31.72.3
  • Relief panel
    32.143.6
  • Relief panel
    32.143.9
  • Relief panel
    17.190.2077
  • Relief panel
    32.143.10
  • Relief panel
    32.143.11
  • Relief panel
    32.143.12
  • Relief panel
    32.143.14
  • Relief panel
    84.11
  • Brick fragment with the head of an ibex
    57.27.28
  • Champlevé furniture or cosmetic box plaque with a winged youth
    61.197.10
  • Fan or fly-whisk handle in the form of four female figures
    52.23.2
  • Furniture element carved in the round with the head of a roaring lion
    62.269.1
  • Openwork furniture plaque with a grazing oryx in a forest of fronds
    58.31.3
  • Pomegranate carved in the round
    54.117.7
  • Head of a female wearing a necklace originally filled with stone inlay and gold
    54.117.2
  • Incised cosmetic box fragments with a warrior and four women
    54.117.11a-c
  • Relief panel
    32.143.8
  • Relief panel
    32.143.7
  • Relief panel
    31.72.1
  • Relief panel
    32.143.3
  • Wall decoration from Ctesiphon
    32.150.11
  • Wall decoration from Ctesiphon
    32.150.45
  • Wall decoration from Ctesiphon
    32.150.12
  • Wall decoration with a reclining youth
    32.150.30
  • Wall decoration with a female dancer
    32.150.25
  • Wall decoration from Ctesiphon
    32.150.21
  • Stele of the protective goddess Lama
    61.12
  • Wall panel with a charging boar
    32.150.22
  • Rhyton with female head
    2001.178
  • Plaque in the form of a reclining man
    55.162.2
  • Silver gilt bowl
    1990.228
  • Cosmetic palette
    56.81.56
  • Vessel
    66.235
  • Silver drachm
    99.35.2953
  • Drachm
    99.35.2951
  • Earrings
    1984.175.38a,b
  • Earring
    X.94
  • Earrings
    35.29.4
  • Earrings
    35.29.3
  • Earring
    35.29.2
  • Earring
    35.29.1
  • Panel with striding lion
    31.13.2
  • Human-headed winged lion (lamassu)
    32.143.2
  • Drawing of Sasanian rock relief: Ardashir I (r. A.D. 224-241) and the Zoroastrian divinity Ahura Mazda at Naqsh-i Rustam, southern Iran
    1998.6.3
  • Wall panel with a guinea fowl
    32.150.13
  • Wall panel with a grapevine
    32.150.24
  • Roundel with radiating palmettes
    32.150.1
  • Panel
    32.150.16
  • Roundel with radiating palmettes
    32.150.4
  • Bead with cuneiform inscription of Kurigalzu I or II
    1994.433
  • Cuneiform tablet: Sumerian dedicatory(?) inscription from Ekur, the temple of the god Enlil
    41.160.187
  • Inscribed brick: dedicatory inscription of Adad-shuma-usur
    59.41.82
  • Cylinder seal
    1985.357.29
  • Cylinder seal
    1985.357.25
  • Mastiff
    1989.233
  • Cylinder seal cap
    47.1l
  • Cuneiform tablet: letter of Sin-sharra-ishkun to Nabopolassar
    86.11.370a,c-e
  • Stamp seal: worshiper kneeling before mushhushshu-dragon and standard
    86.11.35
  • Cuneiform cylinder: inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II describing the construction of the outer city wall of Babylon
    86.11.60
  • Cuneiform prism describing the restoration of Babylon by Esarhaddon, stamped with Assyrian hieroglyphic inscription
    86.11.283
  • Top fragment of a kudurru with a mushhushshu dragon and divine symbols
    1985.45
  • Cylinder seal: male worshiper, dog surmounted by a standard
    1985.357.44
  • Jar
    1997.31
  • Mosaic fragments
    32.150.198
  • Mosaic fragments
    32.150.213
  • Drachm of Bahram IV
    99.35.2965
  • Oval bowl with grapevine scrolls inhabited by birds and animals
    59.130.1
  • Wall panel with wings and a Pahlavi device encircled by pearls
    32.150.48
  • Wall panel with a charging bear
    32.150.23
  • Fragment of textile with horses
    2004.255
  • Plate with youths and winged horses
    63.152
  • Plate: the king Yazdgard I, slaying a stag
    1970.6
  • Panel fragment with the god Shiva/Oesho
    2000.42.4
  • Gravestone with Bust of a Young Man
    2012.454
  • Monstrous male figure
    2010.166
  • Ashurnasirpal II, King of Assyria, and Cupbearer
    1982.1188.4
  • Plate with a hunting scene from the tale of Bahram Gur and Azadeh
    1994.402
  • Figure of a lion
    2002.457a,b
  • Striding figure with ibex horns, a raptor skin draped around the shoulders, and upturned boots
    2007.280
  • Cylinder seal and modern impression: winged horse with claws and horns
    1999.325.89
  • Seated goddess with a child
    1989.281.12
  • Decorated Jug with Feline-Head Handle
    07.228.187
  • Lion's head terminal
    63.109.1
  • Pin in the form of a lion
    61.100.10
  • Pair of bird-shaped handles
    61.100.3ab
  • Plaque fragment
    65.163.22
  • Vessel terminating in the forepart of a bull
    1989.281.11
  • Pins with spherical heads
    1989.281.14
  • Winged deity
    1990.255
  • Fibula
    1970.231.1
  • Bell inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti
    1977.186
  • Plaque fragment with chariot scenes inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti
    1976.5
  • Belt fragment of animals
    52.123
  • Standing female worshiper
    62.70.2
  • Cuneiform tablet: administrative account with entries concerning malt and barley groats
    1988.433.3
  • Cylinder seal and modern impression: three
    1985.143
  • Cylinder seal and modern impression: bull-man combatting lion; nude hero combatting water buffalo; inscription
    1999.325.4
  • Tetradrachm of Seleucus I
    1974.105.9
  • Cuneiform tablet: a-she-er gi-ta, balag to Innin/Ishtar
    86.11.286a
  • Horse blinker with a seated sphinx wearing a uraeus and sun-disk headdress
    54.117.1
  • Plaque with pharaonic figures flanking a sacred tree
    62.269.3
  • Scarab seal and modern impression: Osiris flanked by protective deities
    41.160.162
  • Terracotta skyphos (drinking cup)
    16.75.14
  • Terracotta lydion (perfume jar)
    26.164.27
  • Standing female figure wearing a strap and a necklace
    1998.380
  • Figure of a standing woman
    86.16.1
  • Figure of a reclining woman
    86.16.3
  • Seated female
    1989.281.41a,b
  • Earring
    33.35.45,.46
  • Necklace
    33.35.47
  • Necklace beads
    33.35.48
  • Fragment of a bowl with a frieze of bulls in relief
    50.218
  • Head of a ram
    1981.53
  • Seal amulet in the form of a seated female and modern impression
    1988.380.1
  • Bowl
    49.133.2
  • Bowl
    49.133.3
  • Bowl
    49.133.4
  • Drop-shaped (tanged) pendant seal and modern impression: quadrupeds
    93.17.122
  • Stamp seal and modern impression: horned animal and bird
    1984.175.13
  • Stamp seal and modern impression: quadruped
    1984.175.15
  • Bowl fragment
    1983.407
  • Seated female
    1985.84
  • Stamp seal and modern impression: geometric pattern
    1986.311.1
  • Sherd
    1988.323.6
  • Sherd
    1988.323.7
  • Standing man
    51.72.1
  • Head of a ruler
    47.100.80
  • Terracotta jug with an oversize spout
    14.30.9
  • Terracotta architectural tile
    26.164.1
  • Panel with the god Zeus/Serapis/Ohrmazd and worshiper
    2000.42.2
  • Clasp with an eagle and its prey
    17.190.2055
  • Cylinder seal and modern impression: worshiper before a seated ruler or deity; seated female under a grape arbor
    1987.343
  • Ingot with Hittite hieroglyphs
    1989.281.16
  • Beaker with birds and animals
    47.100.88
  • Open bowl
    1977.234.12
  • Belt buckle: paired felines attacking ibexes
    17.190.1672
  • Spout in the shape of a man's head
    56.56
  • Disk with running dogs surrounding a mountain goat
    21.166.1
  • Brooch in the form of a stag
    21.166.3
  • Belt clasp
    21.166.5
  • Head of a king
    65.126
  • Stamp seal: standing noble holding a flower
    22.139.41
  • Plate with king hunting rams
    34.33
  • Earring in the form of a three-lobed wineskin
    1995.366
  • Door lintel with lion-griffins and vase with lotus leaf
    32.145a,b
  • Figure of a bull
    47.100.85
  • Head of a man
    1982.317.1
  • Gravestone with funerary banquet
    02.29.1
  • Shaft-hole axhead with a bird-headed demon, boar, and dragon
    1982.5
  • Bronze rod tripod
    74.51.5684
  • Gold stater
    26.59.2
  • Openwork stamp seal: figure holding snakes
    1984.4
  • Vessel terminating in the forepart of a stag
    1989.281.10
  • Cuneiform tablet case impressed with two cylinder seals, for cuneiform tablet 66.245.5a: record of a lawsuit
    66.245.5b
  • Stamp seal: hunters and goats, rectangular pen (?)
    1987.96.22
  • Top of standard with male figure and flanking ibexes attacked by dogs
    57.13.1
  • Roundel with the head of a
    1989.281.24
  • Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings
    63.74
  • Molded plaque: king or a god carrying a mace
    32.39.2
  • Sickle sword
    11.166.1
  • Furniture support: female sphinx with Hathor-style curls
    32.161.46
  • Necklace pendants and beads
    47.1a-h
  • Head of a male
    1972.96
  • Royal or divine figure with high conical headdress
    1985.262.2
  • Smiting god wearing an Egyptian atef crown
    1986.42
  • Cult vessel in the form of a tower with cylinder seal impressions near the top
    68.155
  • Cylinder seal and modern impression: royal worshiper before a god on a throne; human-headed bulls below
    1991.368.5
  • Part of a throne with deity on a bull
    50.163
  • Medallion with a seated deity and a male worshipper
    1989.281.20
  • Bowl with a radiating petal design
    66.116
  • Incense burner
    49.71.2
  • Standing Male Figure
    1982.317.3
  • Votive plaque inscribed with Sabaean dedication
    1993.169
  • Arrowhead
    1991.314.4
  • Dress ornaments
    24.97.50
  • Relief: two servants bearing food and drink
    34.158
  • Fluted bowl
    54.3.1
  • Vessel terminating in the forepart of a fantastic leonine creature
    54.3.3
  • Spouted jar
    60.20.15
  • Cup with a frieze of gazelles
    62.84
  • Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat
    1979.447
  • Top for standard
    1996.82.1
  • Tribute bearer with an oryx, a monkey, and a leopard skin
    60.145.11
  • Human-headed winged bull and winged lion (lamassu)
    32.143.1
  • Relief panel
    32.143.4
  • Cylinder seal and modern impression: Ishtar image and a worshipper below a canopy flanked by winged genies
    1989.361.1
  • Panel with striding lion
    31.13.1
  • Orthostat relief: lion-hunt scene
    43.135.2
  • Openwork furniture plaque with two sphinxes
    57.80.4a,b
  • Nude female figure
    34.126.53
  • Furniture plaque carved in relief with a “woman at the window”
    57.80.12
  • Phoenician-style ewer
    55.121.1
  • Jar
    64.286.5
  • Standard with two long-horned bulls
    55.137.5
  • Storage jar decorated with mountain goats
    59.52
  • Vase with overlapping pattern and three bands of palm trees
    17.190.106
  • Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel
    66.173
  • Headdress
    33.35.3
  • Standing male worshipper
    40.156
  • Cylinder seal and modern impression: hunting scene
    41.160.192
  • Statue of Gudea
    59.2
  • Cuneiform tablet: administrative account of barley distribution with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars
    1988.433.1
  • Bowl
    1985.356.19
  • Eye idol
    1988.323.8
  • Standing warrior
    1989.281.9
  • Foundation peg in the shape of the forepart of a lion
    48.180
  • Bowl with wheel-cut facets
    59.34
  • Caftan
    1996.78.1
  • Ewer with dancing females within arcades
    67.10a,b
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