|Gallery 1 - BOWL|
Early Chalcolithic Period
This bowl is handmade with painted decoration in red that has been applied to a pale brown slip and then burnished.
|Gallery 10 - SET OF FOUR CANOPIC JARS|
Nineteenth-Twentieth Dynasties, 1307-1070 BCE
During the process of mummification, the soft internal organs of the deceased were removed, individually preserved and placed into separate vessels termed canopic jars.
|Gallery 11 - RHYTON IN THE FORM OF A BULL'S HEAD|
Iron Age, 700-400 BCE
The rhyton in the form of a bull’s head is an example of the type of "trick" vessels popular in Anatolia.
|Gallery 12 - ANTHROMORPHIC VESSEL|
Iron Age II, 900-600 BCE
This anthropomorphic vessel depicts a person holding a spouted libation vessel and was itself used for libations.
|Gallery 13 - NEO-HITTITE FUNERARY STELA|
Neo-Hittite Culture, 950-750 BCE
This stela depicts a man and a woman, probably husband and wife, sitting opposite each other with a table between them.
|Gallery 14 - ROYAL SEAL IMPRESSION|
First Temple Period, 705-701 BCE
Seen here is a jar handle stamped with a royal seal bearing an inscription in the Hebrew language.
|Gallery 15 - STELA OF ENTHRONED KING RECEIVING TRIBUTE|
Neo-Assyrian, ca. 800-700 BCE
The relief depicts an enthroned king holding a cup and receiving tribute from two couriers. Behind the king stands his attendant.
|Gallery 16 - URATIAN PAINTED TITLE|
Neo-Assyrian, 800-700 BCE
This architectural plaque is painted on a baked clay surface.
|Gallery 17 - EGYPTIAN APIS BULL|
Third Intermediate to Ptolemaic, 712-30 BCE
The ancient Egyptians equated the bull’s virility with the creative powers of the god Ptah of Memphis.
|Gallery 18 - ROMAN "JUDAEA CAPTA" COIN|
Portrait of Vespasian.
|Gallery 19 - EGYPTIAN PAINTED SHROUD|
Roman, Ca. 40-70 CE
This shroud covered the mummified body of the woman depicted in the portrait.
|Gallery 2 - VESSEL SUPPORTED BY A PAIR OF BULLS|
ca. 3300-3100 BCE
These recumbent animals are carved in high relief. There are subtle differentiations between the two animals.
|Gallery 20 - GOLD MEDALLION DEOCRATED WITH EAGLE|
Sassanian Empire, 300-600 CE
The Sassanians were excellent silversmiths and goldsmiths, who displayed their imaginative powers to the full in iconography and decoration.
|Gallery 3 - STAMP SEAL WITH A MYTHOLOGICAL SCENE|
ca. 725-675 BCE
This seal depicting a woman holding a smaller figure.
|Gallery 4 - PERSIAN JAR OF DARIUS I|
Achaemenid Period, 486 BCE.
This jar bears a unique quadralingual inscription of Darius I. The three cuneiform inscriptions in Akkadian, Elamite and Old Persian languages read: "Darius [great] king".
|Gallery 5 - ANATOLIAN RITUAL STANDARD|
Early Bronze Age III
This image of a bull formed a finial of a ritual standard.
|Gallery 6 - SUMERIAN FEMALE WORSHIPPER|
Early Dynastic II-IIIA Period , Ca. 2700-2500 BCE
Worshippers such as this one stand in perpetual reverence and supplication to a god.
|Gallery 7 - OLD KINGDOM EGYPT|
Ca. 2800-2400 B.C.E. Late Sixth Dynasty
This vase, slightly carinated at shoulder level, has a rounded, almost hemispherical lower body, a short narrow neck, and a flared rim.
|Gallery 8 - MESOPOTAMIAN FEMALE HEAD|
Old Babylonian or Old Elamite Periods , 2000-1750 BCE
This head has a hollow channel inside, indicating that it was modeled on a stick or temporary stand.
|Gallery 9 - ANATOLIAN FAMILY|
Middle Bronze Age I-II, 2000-1550 BCE
Of the wide range of possible functions and meanings for these miniature human representations, one might have been as an icon in household worship.
|Introductory Gallery - FRAGMENTARY VASE IN THE SHAPE OF HEAD|
ca. 450 BCE
This splendid vase fragment represents a Lydan of the mid-fifth century BCE wearing huge earrings and with rouged cheeks.
|Passage Gallery - SEATED STATUE OF RAMESSES II|
Nineteenth Dynasty, 1290-1224 BCE
This life-size statue is identified as that of Ramesses II by his name and titulary on the two sides of the throne.