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Mesopotamian Collection

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar

Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar Gate). 575 BC. Pergamon Museum. Museum Island. Berlin. Germany

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: The Landing Stage at Ahvaz, Iran - WWI Xmas card

The Landing Stage at Ahvaz, Iran - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of the Landing Stage at Ahvaz - a city

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cu

Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cuneiform. Clay. Describes the conquest of Babylon in 539 BC and the capture of King Nabonidus by Cyrus the Great

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Clay Tablet. Pictographs drawn. Iraq. Late Preh

Mesopotamia. Clay Tablet. Pictographs drawn. Iraq. Late Preh
Mesopotamia. Clay Tablet. Pictographs drawn. Early writing tablet recording the allocation of beer. Iraq. Late Prehistoric period. 3100-3000BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo

Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo
Mesopotamia. Neo-Sumerian. Ruler Gudea of state of Lagash. Diorita statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneiform inscription. Detail. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Two Old Men of Shush, Iran - WWI Xmas card

Two Old Men of Shush, Iran - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of two old men of Shush - the capital

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Lamassu or Bull-man. Gate from Sargon IIs Palace. Dur-Sharr

Lamassu or Bull-man. Gate from Sargon IIs Palace. Dur-Sharr
Assyrian Art. Lamassu or Bull-man. Gate from Sargon IIs Palace. Dur-Sharrukin (Khorsabad). Assyria, 721-705 BC. Alabaster. Louvre Museum. Paris. France

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Syria, Palmyra. Temple of Bel (Baal)

Syria, Palmyra. Temple of Bel (Baal)
Syria, Palmyra. Ancient city, documented already in the 2nd millennium. General view of the Roman Temple of Bel (Baal), supreme god of the Palmyrians. (Oasis of Tadmor)

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: General Maude's grave, Baghdad, Iraq

General Maude's grave, Baghdad, Iraq
Grave of Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Maude, North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq. He was Commander-in-Chief of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, and died at Baghdad in November 1917

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: The Ram in a Thicket. Ur

The Ram in a Thicket. Ur
The Ram in a Thicket. Rampant Ram perched on the tree of life, covered with gold leaf. The horns, eyes and back of the animal are of lapis lazuli. The base on silver

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: The Citadel, Baghdad, Iraq - WWI Xmas card

The Citadel, Baghdad, Iraq - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of The Citadel, Baghdad, Iraq

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Haydar Khana Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq - WWI Xmas card

Haydar Khana Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of the Al-Haydar Khana Mosque, Baghdad

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru (1125-1100 B. C. ). Kassite Dyna

The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru (1125-1100 B. C. ). Kassite Dyna
Mesopotamian Art. Kassite Dynasty. The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru (1125-1100 B.C.). It describes the land grant made by Governor Eanna-shum-iddina to Gula-Eresh witnessed by his surveyor

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Michaux stone or Kudurru. Late Kassite period. 1

Mesopotamia. Michaux stone or Kudurru. Late Kassite period. 1
Mesopotamia. Babylonial. Michaux stone or Kudurru. Late Kassite period found near Baghdad. 11th Century BC. Marduk-nadin-ahhe reign. 2n Dynasty of Isin. National Library. Paris. France

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Kudurru (stele) of Shitti-Marduk. Nebuchadnezza

Mesopotamia. Kudurru (stele) of Shitti-Marduk. Nebuchadnezza
Mesopotamia. Kudurru (stele) of Shitti-Marduk. Limestone. Inscription. Cuneiform. Nebuchadnezzar I (1124-1105 BC) reign. Elamite campaign. From Sippar (Abu Habba). Babylonian

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Cuneiform tablet depicting beer allocation. 2351-2342 BC. Fr

Cuneiform tablet depicting beer allocation. 2351-2342 BC. From Girsu. Uruinimgina King. British Museum. London

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Obelisk of king of Assirya Adad-Nirari III (810-783 BC) insc

Obelisk of king of Assirya Adad-Nirari III (810-783 BC) insc
Obelisk of king of Assirya Adad-Nirari III (810-783 BC) worshipping divine emblems and inscribed with cuneiform characters. Erected for the Assyrian king Adad, from Sabaa, Yemen

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamian art. Assyrian Empire. Funerary objects: Necklac

Mesopotamian art. Assyrian Empire. Funerary objects: Necklaces and earrings. Dated in the Old and Middle Assyrian Empire (14th and 12th centuries B.C)

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. The Throne Room of Nebuch

Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. The Throne Room of Nebuchadnezzar II. Reconstructed facade. Dated in 580 B.C. Its 56 meters facade was decorated with colored glazed bricks as shows the composition

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. Ishtar Gate. Aurochs. Perg

Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. Ishtar Gate. Aurochs. Perg
Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. Ishtar Gate, one of the eight gates of the inner wall of Babylon. Built in the year 575 B.C

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Royal Game of Ur. Early Dynastic III Period

Royal Game of Ur. Early Dynastic III Period. 2600-2400 BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Statue of a winged lion with human head. Nimrud

Statue of a winged lion with human head. Nimrud
Colossal statue of a winged lion with a human face. 865-860 BC. From Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II. Nimrud. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Lamasu or Bull-man. Reliefs from Sargon IIs Palace. Dur-Sha

Lamasu or Bull-man. Reliefs from Sargon IIs Palace. Dur-Sha
Assyrian Art. Lamasu or Bull-man. Reliefs from Sargon IIs Palace. Dur-Sharrukin (Khorsabad). Assyria, 721-705 BC. Alabaster. 8th century BC. Louvre Museum. Paris. France

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Wheel of Ur, 3500 BC. Mesopotamian art. ITALY. LOMBARDY

Wheel of Ur, 3500 BC. Mesopotamian art. ITALY. LOMBARDY. Milan. National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Al-Qurnah - Iraq - Temptation Square - Garden of Eden

Al-Qurnah - Iraq - Temptation Square - Garden of Eden
Al-Qurnah (Qurna) is a small village in southern Iraq northwest of Basra, within the town of Nahairat. Qurna (Arabic for corner)

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: WWI - Iraq - Mesopotamian Front - British Camp - Ali Gharbi

WWI - Iraq - Mesopotamian Front - British Camp - Ali Gharbi
WWI - Iraq - Mesopotamian Front - British Camp at Ali Gharbi (Ghrabi) between Amara and Kut on the banks of the River Tigris

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Map of the World. ca. 700 BC - 500 BC. Tablet

Map of the World. ca. 700 BC - 500 BC. Tablet with world map of the Mesopotamian world, with Babylon in the middle. Babylonian art. UNITED KINGDOM. London. The British Museum. Proc: IRAQ. Sippar

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamian Art. Alabaster flower vase shaped as a woman ho

Mesopotamian Art. Alabaster flower vase shaped as a woman holding flowers. Dated between 700-600 B.C. It comes from Sippar. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamian Art. Assyrian. Relief. Head of a eunuch. Dated

Mesopotamian Art. Assyrian. Relief. Head of a eunuch. Dated
Mesopotamian Art. Assyrian. Relief depicting the head of a eunuch. Dated around 710 B.C. It comes from the Palace of Sargon. Korsabad. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Limestone kudurru of Meli-Shipak. Kassite Dynasty. Babylon

Limestone kudurru of Meli-Shipak. Kassite Dynasty. Babylon
Mesopotamian Art. Kassite Dynasty. Limestone kudurru. Four-sided block with conical top. Right side. The text contains a deed of gift recording a grant of fifty gur of corn-land in the province of

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Middle babylonian. Black diorite tablet of Nabu-apla-iddina

Middle babylonian. Black diorite tablet of Nabu-apla-iddina
Mesopotamian Art. Middle Babylonian. 875-850 B.C. Black diorite tablet carved with labelled scene showing Nabu-apla-iddina, the priest

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Scenes from Iraq - Basra, Tomb of Ezra, Ctesiphon, Baghdad

Scenes from Iraq - Basra, Tomb of Ezra, Ctesiphon, Baghdad
(Top) - The Strand - Basra, Iraq, WWI era. (Middle upper) - Ezras Tomb on the Tigris River, Iraq - The Tomb of the Prophet Ezra at Al-╩╗Uzair

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Commemorative stone stela. Babylonian, about 90

Mesopotamia. Commemorative stone stela. Babylonian, about 900-800 BC. Iraq. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Lions head. Temple of Ninhursag, Tell al-Ubaid

Mesopotamia. Lions head. Temple of Ninhursag, Tell al-Ubaid. Iraq. 2600-2400BC. A guardian figure for the temple. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Early Dynastic Period. Statue of Kurlil. From T

Mesopotamia. Early Dynastic Period. Statue of Kurlil. From T
Mesopotamia. Early Dynastic Period. Statue of Kurlil. Found next to the Temple of Ninhursag in Tell al-Ubaid. Southern Iraq. 2500 BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. White calcite. Cylinder seal. From Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia. White calcite. Cylinder seal. From Mesopotamia. Late Uruk. Early Jemdet Nasr Period. 3200-3000BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Early writing. Pictographs drawn. Clay tablet. Administrativ

Early writing. Pictographs drawn. Clay tablet. Administrativ
Mesopotamia. Early writing. Pictographs drawn. Clay tablet. Administrative text. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Limestone statue of a woman. Kingdom of Lagash

Mesopotamia. Limestone statue of a woman. Kingdom of Lagash. 2500BC. From Tello (ancient Girsu). Iraq. Probably a votive donation in a temple. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Terracotta vase. Probably from Umma. Iraq. Earl

Mesopotamia. Terracotta vase. Probably from Umma. Iraq. Early Dynastic Period. 2330 BC. Document referring to a conflict between the city-states of Umma and Lagash in ancient Sumer

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Clay foundation peg. 1st Dynasty of Lagash. 240

Mesopotamia. Clay foundation peg. 1st Dynasty of Lagash. 2400Bc. From Bad-Tibira. Iraq. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Gypsum statue of a woman. Early Dynatic period

Mesopotamia. Gypsum statue of a woman. Early Dynatic period. 2400-2300 BC. Placed in an temple as an act of decotion. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamia. Summer. Archaic Dynasty III. King Eannatum of L

Mesopotamia. Summer. Archaic Dynasty III. King Eannatum of Lagash. From Girsu. 2424-2405BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Halaf culture. (ca 6000-5300 BC). Syria. Orthostat. Winged g

Halaf culture. (ca 6000-5300 BC). Syria. Orthostat. Winged g
Mesopotamia. Halaf culture. (ca 6000-5300 BC). Neolithic. Syria. Colossal statue of bird. Temple-Sanctuary of Tell Hall. Basalt. 9th century BC. Pergamon Museum. Museum Island. Berlin. Germany

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamian Art. Gudea, city ruler of Lagash, Sumer. 2144-2

Mesopotamian Art. Gudea, city ruler of Lagash, Sumer. 2144-2
Mesopotamian Art. Gudea, a ruler (ensi) of the state of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia who rule ca 2144-2124 BC. Telloh. Sumer. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Denmark

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Ishtar Gate. 4th century BC. Babylon

Ishtar Gate. 4th century BC. Babylon
Ishtar Gate. The eight gate of the inner wall of Babylon. Built in 575 BC by order to Nebuchadnezzar II. Reconstructed in 1930. Detail. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: King Shamshi-Adad V

King Shamshi-Adad V
Stela of Shamshi-Adad V (824-811 BC). King of Assyria. From the Temple of Nabu, from Nimrud (Iraq). Detail. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Idrimi of Alalakh

Idrimi of Alalakh
Stone statue of King Idrimi of Alalakh seated in his throne. 1570-1500 BC. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamian Collection: Mesopotamian stone cult vessel. Uruk

Mesopotamian stone cult vessel. Uruk
Stone cult vessel with anthropomorphic decoration, supported by two heroes wearing belts. 3300-3000 BC. Late Uruk Period. Mesopotamian-Sumerian art. Probably from Uruk. British Museum. London



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