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Ancient Mesopotamia

Type: Culture
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Carved Jar

Egg shaped stone jar with flat base; carved with two lions attacking bulls, with a scale pattern in 3 rows indicating the ground below; the neck is lost; two holes drilled opposite one another in the shoulder suggest that the jar may have been suspended.Rim and neck broken off.(BM)Late Uruk

Category: Pottery

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Material: Granite

Collection: BM

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Reference: 128886

Statuette of a bull

Category: Sculpture

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Collection: FRL

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Cylinder seal

The king-priest and his acolyte feeding the sacred herd(wiki)

Category: Sculpture

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Material: Limestone

Collection: FRL

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Carved head

Alabaster head; could represent god, goddess or worshipper; a vertical groove at the back of the head, with nail holes on the sides, suggests that it was originally fixed to a pole.(BM)Late Uruk

Category: Sculpture

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Material: Alabaster

Collection: BM

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Reference: 126460

Type: Culture
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Language: Sumerian
Script: Sumerian Cuneiform
Religion: Sumerian
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Reference: Short Chronology

male head

Alabaster sculpture of bearded male head

Category: Sculpture

Location: Mari

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Collection: FRL

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Stone mace head

Symbolic weapon deposited in a temple on behalf of a king(BM).From Girsu, Early Dynastic III, Telloh

Category: Sculpture

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Material: Stone

Collection: BM

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Reference: 23287

Female statue

Gypsum statue of woman; carved; eyes were originally inlaid; stands with clasped hands; wears mantle over left shoulder; deep \\'kaunakes\\' fringe at bottom; hair bound with fillet with broad mass each side of face; gathered into braid at the back.

Category: Sculpture

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Material: Gypsum

Collection: BM

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Reference: 116666

Foundation figure of man

Copper alloy foundation figure of a man with clasped hands, bearded and with very long hair. Legs united in a point(BM). Early Dynastic III, Telloh

Category: Sculpture

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Material: Copper alloy

Collection: BM

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Reference: 91016

Seated figure of Prince Gudea

2400 BC

Gudea, Prince of Lagash. Made of Diorite, 46 cm; W. 33 cm; D. 22.50 cm

Category: Sculpture

Location: Lagash

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Collection: FRL

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Type: Dynasty
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Language: Akkadian Semitic
Script: Akkadian Cuneiform
Religion: Akkadian Ishtar
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Mace head

Mace head; carved fromf pink marble; perforated, polished and incised with votive inscription of Shar-kali-sharri to Shamash at Sippar.(BM) From Abu Habba

Category: Sculpture

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Material: Marble

Collection: BM

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Bronze head of a ruler

Category: Sculpture

Location: Akkad

Material: Bronze

Collection: NYMM

Author:

Reference: 47.100.80

Green marble mace head

Carved, perforated and polished surfaces; cavity for haft and bevelled edges; elongated ellipse shape; inscribed.(BM)

Category: Tool

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Collection: BM

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Bust of Sargon of Akkad

2270 BC

This bust might depict Sargons grandson Naram-Sin (wikipedia). Iraqi Museum, Baghdad

Category: Sculpture

Location: Nineveh

Material: Bronze

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Language: Sumerian
Script: Sumerian Cuneiform
Religion: Sumerian
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Crescent Moon Weight

Weight of ½ mina dedicated by King Shulgi and bearing the emblem of the crescent moon: it was used in the temple of the Moon-God at Ur. Ur III period.

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Plan of terrain

Category: Writing

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Cuneiform tablet

The text describes the construction of a temple by Shulgi, a king of the Third Dynasty of Ur. The white infilling in the signs is modern.(BM) Temple of Dimtabba, Ur

Category: Writing

Location: Ur

Material: Steatite

Collection: BM

Author:

Reference: 118560

Great Ziggurat of Ur

2030 BC

Reconstruction of Ur-Nammu's ziggurat, based on the 1939 reconstruction by Woolley (vol. V, fig. 1.4)(wikipedia)

Category: Architecture

Location: Ur

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Type: Dynasty
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Language: Sumerian Akkadian
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Religion: Ashur,Adad,Ishtar
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Reference: Assyrian King List

Ceramic tower with figure and tw

Ceramic tower with figure and two lions

Category: Sculpture

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Collection: NYMM

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Reference: 68.155

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Cuneiform cylinder

1950 BC

Inscripted clay, Sumerian script, cuneiform

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Type: Dynasty
Note: Amorite
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Language: Amorite (Semitic)
Script: Akkadian Cuneiform
Religion: Semitic
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Reference: Short Chronology

Frog weight

Diorite or andesite weight weighing 10 minas

Category: Sculpture

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Collection: NYMM

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Reference: 1988.301

Hammurabai stele

Category: Writing

Location: Ur

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Collection: BM

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Reference: 118551

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Language: Hurrian (Indo-European)
Script: Cuneiform
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Bronze figure of a lion

Foundation peg. Copper alloy (bronze)

Category: Sculpture

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Material: Bronze

Collection: NYMM

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Reference: 48.180

Type: Dynasty
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Language: Akkadian / Aramaic
Script: Sumerian-Akkadian Cuneiform / Aramaic Alphabet
Religion: Ahurism (Henotheist)
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lion sculpture fragment

Category: Sculpture

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Collection: NYMM

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Reference: 62.269.1

Nimrud Sphynx

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Carved Head

Ivory head of a woman: with long hair and wearing a necklace with four rows of beads. She wears a headband or diadem, knotted at the back, consisting of alternating flowers and discs linked together. (BM) Nimrud

Category: Sculpture

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Material: Ivory

Collection: BM

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Reference: 118234

Gypsum mace head

With cuneiform script. Found at Kidmuri

Category: Tool

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Collection: BM

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Barrel cylinder

From Library of Ashurbanipal. Sargon II. Akkadian cuneiform acript. Found: Khorsabad

Category: Writing

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Material: Clay

Collection: BM

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Reference: 22505

Human-headed winged bull

716 BC

Lamassu. Relief from the m wall, k door, of king Sargon IIs palace at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq)(wikipedia)

Category: Sculpture

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Stele of Ashurbanipal

660 BC

The king carrying a basket on his head

Category: Sculpture

Location: Babylon

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Collection: BM

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Type: Dynasty
Note: Chaldean
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Language: Akkadian, Aramaic
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Religion: Babylonian
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Lion head

From Hasanlu

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Etemenanki Ziggurat

600 BC

The Babylonian ziggurat (aka tower of Babel) re-built by Nebuchadnezzar II. Temple to the God Marduk.

Category: Architecture

Location: Babylon

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Nabonidus Cylinder

556 BC

Terracotta cylinder by Nabonidus concerning repairs on the temple of Sîn (wikipedia)

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Language: Persian, Aramaic, Akkadian, Median, Elamite
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Religion: Zoroastrianism, Babylonian
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Golden drinking vessel

The Hyrcanian Golden cup. Dated first half of first millennium. Excavated at Kalardasht in Mazandaran.

Category: Ornament

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Gold lion-griffin plaque

Category: Sculpture

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Material: Gold

Collection: NYMM

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Reference: 54.3.2

Gold ram rhyton

National Museum of Iran

Category: Sculpture

Location: Ecbatana

Material: Gold

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Type: Dynasty
Note: Argead Dynasty
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Religion: Olympian
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