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Near East

Holdings of Near Eastern art include stone reliefs from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II, approximately 50 cuneiform tablets, and a collection of bronze artifacts from the region.

Tessera with Two Figures
Palmyrene
Tessera with Two Figures
Palmyrene Empire, 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE
179.20.25871B
Tessera with Busts
Palmyrene
Tessera with Busts
Palmyrene Empire, 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE
179.20.25871C
Tessera, Recling Figure under a Vine
Palmyrene
Tessera, Recling Figure under a Vine
Palmyrene Empire, 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE
179.20.25871D
Ceremonial Ax
Luristan
Ceremonial Ax
late 2nd-early 1st millennium BCE
2007.82.10
Ceremonial Ax
Luristan
Ceremonial Ax
late 2nd-early 1st millennium BCE
2007.82.11
Ceremonial Ax
Luristan
Ceremonial Ax
late 2nd-early 1st millennium BCE
2007.82.12
Lamp
Tell Fara South
Lamp
39.64.6654
Panel of Tiles from a Public Fountain (cheshme)
Isnik style
Panel of Tiles from a Public Fountain (cheshme)
dated 1013 H (1604-5)
C.971.42
Fragment of a Mosaic Floor Panel depicting a Rampant Dog in Flying Gallop
Early Christian
Fragment of a Mosaic Floor Panel depicting a Rampant Dog in Flying Gallop
about 5th-6th century
MIS.974.352
Fragment of a Mosaic Floor Panel depicting a Fish, Peacock, and Lamb
Early Christian
Fragment of a Mosaic Floor Panel depicting a Fish, Peacock, and Lamb
about 5th-6th century
MIS.974.353
Fragment of a Mosaic Floor Panel depicting a Stag and Bird
Early Christian
Fragment of a Mosaic Floor Panel depicting a Stag and Bird
about 5th-6th century
MIS.974.354
Fragment of a Mosaic Floor Panel depicting four scenes: Two Birds, a Building Facade and a Boat
Early Christian
Fragment of a Mosaic Floor Panel depicting four scenes: Two Birds, a Building Facade and a Boat
about 5th-6th century
MIS.974.355
Attendent to the King:  Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
reign of Ashurnasirpal II
Attendent to the King: Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
883-859 BCE
S.856.3.1
The King and Genie: Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
reign of Ashurnasirpal II
The King and Genie: Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
883-859 BCE
S.856.3.2
Genie with Pail and Date-Palm Spathe:  Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at...
reign of Ashurnasirpal II
Genie with Pail and Date-Palm Spathe: Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at...
883-859 BCE
S.856.3.3
Wingless Genie with Pail:  Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
reign of Ashurnasirpal II
Wingless Genie with Pail: Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
883-859 BCE
S.856.3.4
Winged Genie with Pail:  Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
reign of Ashurnasirpal II
Winged Genie with Pail: Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
883-859 BCE
S.856.3.5
Genie Anointing a Sacred Tree:  Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
reign of Ashurnasirpal II
Genie Anointing a Sacred Tree: Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud
883-859 BCE
S.856.3.6
Six Fragments from a Sacred Tree Panel:  Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II...
reign of Ashurnasirpal II
Six Fragments from a Sacred Tree Panel: Assyrian Relief from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II...
883-859 BCE
S.856.3.7
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