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Artifacts from West Asia and Egypt

"Artifacts from West Asia and Egypt"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 3  July 2, 2019 (Tue) - September 8, 2019 (Sun)

  
Foundation Peg with a God Figure (detail), Excavated in southern Iraq, Sumerian Early Dynastic period, ca. 2400 BC

This part intrduces artifacts from West Asia and Egypt, known as the cradle of the earliest civilization.

Current exhibit includes:
Fragment of a Relief, Excavated in Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, New Kingdom (18th dynasty; the reign of Akhenaten), ca. 1351–1334 BC (Gift of the University of Pennsylvania)
Fragments of a Woman's Headdress,
Possibly found at Thebes, Egypt, New Kingdom (18th dynasty), ca. 15th century BC
Ring with a Scarab,
Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, ca. 1976–1794 BC (Gift of Mr. Hashimoto Kanji)
Checking the Stock at a Granary,
Middle Kingdom, ca. 2025–1794 BC
Copper or Bronze Sword,
Excavated in Syria, Sumerian Early Dynastic period, 3rd millennium BC
Pin, E
xcavated in Syria, Sumerian Early Dynastic period, 3rd millennium BC
Foundation Peg with a God Figure,
Excavated in southern Iraq, Sumerian Early Dynastic period, ca. 2400 BC
Chariot, Middle Bronze Age, ca. 2000–1600 BC
Finial,
Excavated in Luristan, Iran, Late 2nd–early 1st millennium BC
Amphoriskos,
Excavated in Iraq or Syria, Ca. 15th–14th century BC (Private collection)
Alabastron with Gold Ornamentation,
Excavated in Alexandria, Egypt or Italy, 1st century BC–1st century AD (Private collection)
Head of Baʿal,
Late Bronze Age, 15th century–early 12th century BC
Statue of Lion-headed Goddess Sakhmet,
Excavated at Thebes, Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 16th–14th century BC
Heracles,
Excavated at Hatra, Iraq, Parthian period, 1st–2nd century (Gift of the Iraqi Government)
Dish, Design of a humped bull,
Excavated in Iran, Late Hellenistic–Parthian period, second half of 3rd–first half of 1st century BC