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Cuneiform writting

Extract from the Cyrus Cylinder (lines giving the genealogy of Cyrus the Great and an account of his capture of Babylon in 539 BC.

Bull's head of the famous Gold lyre of Ur found in the royal cemetery of Ur, early dynastic 2600- 2400 BCE, Mesopotamia. Iraq

Bull's head of the famous Gold lyre of Ur, found in the royal cemetery of Ur, early dynastic 2400 BC- Mesopotamia.

Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel [Southwestern Iran] (66.173) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel, Proto-Elamite period, Southwestern Iran, av. JC, source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Magnificent and Important Proto-Elamite Arsenical Copper Striding Figure with Ibex Horns, a Raptor Skin Draped Around the Shoulders, and Upturned Boots | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A Magnificent and Important Proto-Elamite Arsenical Copper Striding Figure with Ibex Horns, a Raptor Skin Draped Around the Shoulders, and Upturned Boots Arsenical copper,ca 3000 BCE,from Iran or Mesopotamia. Looks like a satyr.

Recumbent Steatite Bull. Neo-Sumerian Period. ca. 2150-2000 BCE. Tello (Ancient Girsu), Iraq.

Recumbent Steatite Bull. Neo-Sumerian Period. ca. 2150-2000 BCE. Tello (Ancient Girsu), Iraq.

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Terracotta Statue of a Dog "Neo-Babylonian dynasty, BC From Mesopotamia

"Woman at the window" or "the lady of the window" is one of the most famous scenes in Phoenician ivory carving. The plaque shows a woman who looks out of a window, thought to be a sacred prostitute linked to the goddess Astarte or Ishtar. However, the exact significance of the scene is still unknown. Neo-Assyrian period, 9th-7th centuries BCE. From Nimrud, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq). The Museum houses 3 similar ivory plaques.

Nimrud Ivories at the Sulaymaniyah Museum

Palace Gate of Nimrud    Winged human-headed bulls, the powerful guardians of ancient Assyrian gateways, serving such a purpose for the royal plalace of Nimrud (near Mosul in modern Iraq). and set in a sympathetic reconstruction at the British Museum.

Palace Gate of Nimrud Winged human-headed bulls, the powerful guardians of ancient Assyrian gateways, serving such a purpose for the royal plalace of Nimrud (near Mosul in modern Iraq). and set in a sympathetic reconstruction at the British Museum.

Man and dog Metropolitan Museum  Period:     Neo-Babylonian Date:     ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Geography:     Mesopotamia Culture:     Babylonian Medium:     Bronze

Man and dog Period: Neo-Babylonian Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia Culture: Babylonian Medium: Bronze Dimensions: H.

Figurine from Ur III, ca. 2100-2000 BCE, Mesopotamia, Nippur, Neo-Sumerican, ceramic.

Goddess Figurine from Nippur in Mesopotamia Culture, made in ceramiccirca BCE, Neo-Sumerican period - at the British Museum

Bull. Near East, Sumerian, 889-853 B.C. Stone, gold, and lapiz lazuli

ghostcafe: “stone, gold, and lapis lazuli sculpture of a bull, sumerian, b.

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