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Department: Western Asiatic Antiquities
Results: 37 items

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Rock relief of Iddin-Sin, King of Simurrum
Zagros mountains, Northeastern Iraq
ca. 2000 BCE

Figurine of a Sumerian in worship posture
Sumer (southern Iraq)
Early Dynastic period, c. 2600 BCE

Wall relief depicting a stylized date palm flanked by protective genies
Nimrud, Assyria
Reign of Ashurnasirpal II, 883–859 BCE

Plaque depicting a richly dressed goddess lying on a wedding(?) bed, probably Ishtar, the goddess of love and war
Babylonia
2nd millennium BCE

Plaque depicting a goddess flanked by two gods
Mari(?) (Tell Hariri, Syria)
2nd millennium BCE

Stele of Tiglath-Pilesar III (biblical Pul), founder of the Assyrian Empire
Zagros mountains, Western Iran
745–727 BCE, Neo–Assyrian Period

Plaque portraying a goddess sitting on a throne
Mesopotamia
2nd millennium BCE

Plaque depicting Nergal, King of the Netherworld – god of war, plagues, and death
Mesopotamia
2nd millennium BCE

Plaque depicting Nergal, King of the Netherworld – god of war, plagues, and death
Mesopotamia
Old Babylonian period, 2nd millennium BCE

Cylinder seal depicting a snake god worshiped in a temple
Akkad (Iraq) or Elam (south-western Iran)
Early Akkadian period, 3rd millennium BCE

Cylinder seal depicting Amurru, the god of Amorite nomads, called Anmartu in the Sumerian inscription
Mesopotamia
2nd millennium BCE

Cylinder seal depicting Shamash, the sun – god of law, justice, and divination – emerging through a pair of mountains flanked by columns, perhaps heaven’s door
Akkad (Iraq)
3rd millennium BCE

Vessel in the shape of a fish
Sumer (Iraq) or Elam (south-western Iran)
3rd millennium BCE

Medical prescription for treating a skin disease
Babylonia (Iraq)
2nd millennium BCE

Cylinder seal depicting upon a wheel the winged, hybrid image of Ahura Mazda, the main Achaemenid god
Persia (Iran)
5th century BCE

Stamp seal depicting a winged disk-and-crescent representing Ashur, the main Assyrian god
Assyria (northern Iraq)
7th century BCE

Figurine of a standing goddess, probably Cybele
Phrygia (central Anatolia), Turkey
8th–6th century BCE

Star-shaped ornaments to be applied to divine garments
Assyria(?)
1st millennium BCE

Amulet in the shape of the face of a goddess (Ishtar?)
Northern Mesopotamia (Iraq or Syria)
Middle Assyrian period, 2nd millennium BCE

Plaque depicting a wine goddess
Southeastern Anatolia or northern Syria
8th century BCE

Handle attachment of a large vessel, in the shape of a winged female deity
Phrygia (central Anatolia), Turkey
8th–7th century BCE

Vessel portraying a goddess holding date palms and a god subduing animals
Luristan (northwestern Iran)
8th century BCE

Bowl decorated with a female face probably representing a goddess
Luristan (northwestern Iran)
1000–700 BCE

Fragment of a wall relief depicting the head of a Persian king’s guardian, from the Audience Hall (apadana) of Darius and Xerxes
Persepolis, Persia (Iran)
Achaemenid period, early 5th century BCE

Anatolian figurine of a naked woman
Western Anatolia (Turkey)
Chalcolithic Period, mid-5th millennium BCE

Upper part of a Phrygian figurine
Phrygia (central Anatolia), Turkey
Iron Age, ca. 800–700 BCE

Male figurine typical of Byblos
Byblos, Lebanon
Early Middle Bronze Age, ca. 2000–1900 BCE

Plaque depicting the face of an Aramaean female sphinx
Syria
Iron Age, ca. 8th century BCE

Syrian figurine of a bearded man, seated and holding a curved sickle sword
Syria
Middle Bronze Age, first half of 2nd millennium BCE

Votive stele of a female bust representing Dhat Hamym, a local sun goddess, inscribed in Qatabanian
Qataban, southern Arabian Peninsula (Yemen)
ca. 2nd century BCE

Figurine of a Sumerian in worship posture
Sumer, southern Mesopotamia (Iraq)
Early Dynastic period, ca. 2500 BCE

Elamite figurine of a naked woman (a goddess?)
Susa, Elam (southwestern Iran)
Middle Elamite Period, second half of the 2nd millennium

Plaque depicting a Parthian manseated in banquet posture
Parthia (Iran)
Parthian period, 238 BCE – 224 CE

Face from a figurine portraying an Assyrian
Assyria, northern Mesopotamia (Iraq)
Neo–Assyrian period, 900–700 BCE

Fragment of a Hittite ritual text, written in cuneiforms
Anatolia (central Turkey)
Hittite period, 13th century BCE

Votive brick of King Untash-Naprisha, inscribed in Elamite, from the ziggurat of the god Inshushinak
Dur-Untash (Chogha Zanbil, Iran)
ca. 1250 BCE

Sassanian bowl bearing an incantation against evil spirits, inscribed in Aramaic with alphabetic letters
Babylon? (Iraq)
4th–8th century CE
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