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Ancient Art

Art from ancient cultures across the globe includes objects from Assyria, China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and South and Central America. The largest holdings come from the ancient cultures of Peru, in particular works that were gifted from the Frederick E. and Constance M. Landmann Collection.


Nasca, Moche, Chimu, Inca, Zapotec

Bowl in the form of a feline
Ding (Food Vessel), Zhou Dynasty, 1050-256 BCE, China


Bronzes, ceramics, tomb sculptures, Han, Tang

Classical Antiquity

Panathenaic, Cypriot, ceramics, sculptures, glass, votive objects

Panathenaic Amphora, 480-470 BCE, Greece
Stela of Amunhor with the God Ra, Late Period, Dynasty 25, Egypt

Dynastic Egypt

Sculptures, amulets, funerary objects

Near East

Ashurnasirpal II, relief sculptures, cuneiform, inscriptions, winged figures, King

The King and Genie: Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud, 883-859 BCE, Iraq
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