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Artifacts from West Asia and Egypt

"Artifacts from West Asia and Egypt"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 3  January 2, 2022 (Sun) - March 6, 2022 (Sun)

Glazed Tiles, Iron Age, 8th-7th century BC

This section of the gallery features ancient art and artifacts from regions that gave rise to some of humanity’s earliest civilizations, including West Asia, Egypt, and the eastern Mediterranean. The Egyptian collection includes stoneware and earthenware objects from Pre-dynastic Egypt (circa 6000–3150 BC) as well as reliefs, mummies, and decorative art from Dynastic Egypt. Other objects frequently on view include Bronze Age burial goods from West Asia and the eastern Mediterranean, tablets bearing cuneiform script from Mesopotamia, and sculptures and pottery from ancient Iran.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 13 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Jar with Wavy Handles Egypt Predynastic period, 4th millennium BC TJ-2369
Highlight Tomb Relief of Iny Excavated at Saqqara, Egypt Old Kingdom 6th dynasty, ca. 23rd century BC TJ-5799
Highlight “Eye Idols” Excavated at Tell Brak, Syria Late Chalcolithic 3 Period, ca. 3800-3600 BC Gift of Ms. Furusawa Shizuko, TJ-5734
Highlight Foundation Peg with a God Figure Excavated in southern Iraq Sumerian Early Dynastic period, ca. 2400 BC TJ-5597
Highlight Glazed Tiles Northwestern Iran Iron Age, 8th-7th century BC TJ-5678
Highlight Gold ornaments Iran Achaemenid period, 6th-4th century BC TJ-5798
Highlight Cut-Glass Bowl with Circles Iran Sasanian period, 5th-7th century Gift of Mr. Momose Osamu and Mrs. Momose Fumiko , TJ-5837
Highlight Cut-Glass Plate Iran, Iran Sasanian period, 5th-7th century Private collection
Highlight Mummy of Pasherienptah Excavated at Thebes, Egypt 22nd dynasty, ca. 945-730 BC Gift of Egyptian Department of Antiquities, TJ-1835
Highlight Statue of Lion-headed Goddess Sakhmet Excavated at Thebes, Egypt New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 16th-14th century BC TC-422-1
Heracles Excavated at Hatra, Iraq Parthian period, 1st-2nd century Gift of the Iraqi Government, TJ-4822
Highlight Elliptical Bowl Iran Sasanian period, 5th–7th century TE-966
Highlight Cut Glass Goblet Mesopotamia, Found in Iran Sasanian period, 5th–7th century Gift of Mr. Matsumoto Tōru, TJ-4865