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Permanent Collection: Ancient Near Eastern Art

The Near Eastern collections of the Carlos Museum embody the legacy of the ancient Near East from the beginnings of agriculture and writing to the growth of the first cities and empires. The Near Eastern collections are wide-ranging geographically and embrace the regions and ancient cultures of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and parts of Syria), ancient Iran, the Levant (countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean), Anatolia, (Turkey), and Northwest Africa. The history of the collections reflects the interest and development of Near Eastern archaeology during the 20th century and includes objects acquired by Emory professor William Arthur Shelton in the 20s as part of his participation in the expeditions of the American Scientific Mission, material from Dame Kathleen Kenyon's excavations of the ancient site of Jericho, and objects from Edwin Link's investigations in the harbor of Caesarea Maritima in the 60s.


Link to Cuneifrom Cylinder of Nabopolassar Recording Repair of the City Wall of Babylon   Cuneifrom Cylinder of Nabopolassar Recording Repair of the City Wall of Babylon

Mesopotamia, Babylon. Neo-Babylonian Period, Reign of Nabopolassar, 625 - 605 B.C. Clay, 3 7/8 x 2 1/16 in. (9.8 x 5.2 cm). 1921.131
  Link to Trefoil Juglet   Trefoil Juglet

Eastern Mediterranean, Late 6th - 5th centuries B.C. Glass, core-formed, 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (10 x 6.3 cm). Gift of the Connoisseurs. 1987.2


Link to Funerary Urn in the Form of a House with Lid Surmounted by a Bird   Funerary Urn in the Form of a House with Lid Surmounted by a Bird

North Africa, Libya, Tripoli, 2nd - 3rd centuries A.D. Ceramic, 10 1/4 x 16 x 9 1/2 in. (26 x 40.6 x 24.1 cm). Gift of Thelma Akin. 1995.4.1
  Link to Female Figurine   Female Figurine

Syro-Hittite, 2000 - 1700 B.C. Clay, 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (14.8 x 4.6 cm). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Boone M. Bowen. 1968.226


Link to Small Vessel with Banded Neck Decoration   Small Vessel with Banded Neck Decoration

Levant, Jericho, Tomb J42, ca. 1800 - 1550 B.C. Gypsum. 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.8 x 6 cm). 1955.2
  Link to Dedicatory Inscription   Dedicatory Inscription

North Africa, Tunisia, Byzacena. Roman, ca. A.D. 300. Marble, 17 1/2 x 32 in. (44.5 x 81.3 cm). Monique Brouillet Seefried Fund. 1995.7


Link to Tablet in Envelope   Tablet in Envelope

Mesopotamia, possibly Nippur. Ur III, c. 2044 B.C. Clay. 1921.118
       


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