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    Pearl dedicated to the moon god. Neo Sumerian, reign of Ibbi-Sin,king of Ur. Around 2.020 BCE Agate AO 27622

    03-03-01/38

    Pectoral, an Egyptian-style necklace; a falcon spreading his wings, in the claws the symbol of life and the"knot of Isis".From the royal tomb III,Byblos. Gold, chased and chiselled, 19th BCE L: 20,5 cm H:6,3 cm AO 9093

    08-02-10/ 2

    Eagle with lion's head. Lapis lazuli, gold, copper and bitumen pendant Early dynastic period II (2658 BCE) from the Treasure of Ur, Mari, Syria

    08-02-08/ 7

    Sennacherib on his throne in camp. Detail of the Assyrian conquest of the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

    08-02-03/59

    The goddess Astarte, from the Hebron area, Israel. Pottery relief (around 1400 BCE) Late Bronze Age II

    08-05-10/29

    Assyrian war chariot with charioteer. Second row, bas-relief, palace of Ashurbanipal (668-627 BCE) in Niniveh,illustrating the campaign against the kingdom of Elam, which brought Elam under Assyrian rule. 645 BCE Gypseous alabaster AO 19909

    08-02-01/60

    Victory stele of King Naram-Sin of Akkad in horned tiara near a mountain summit, with soldiers. Rose limestone stele (2230 BCE) Originally from Mesopotamia - found in Susa, Iran 200 x 105 cm - Sb 4

    08-02-04/ 1

    Statue of a hero taming a lion.(Gilgamesch)?,Palace of Sargon II, King of Assur (722-705 BCE) in Khorsabad. These colossal statues of genii protected the entrance to the throne room. H: 445 cm AO 19862

    08-02-08/38

    Tower with defenders. Assyrians attack the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

    08-02-03/53

    Goddess Gula with her dog, Kudurru of Nazimarutash, from the temple of Marduk,Babylon. Black limestone, 2nd half 14th BCE. Kassite period.

    08-02-07/18

    The Code of Hammurabi (1792-1750 BCE), 282 laws. Hammurabi standing before the sun-god Shamash. Engraved black basalt stele (1st half 19th BCE, 1st Babylonian Dynasty). Engraved in cuneiform letters. Originally from Babylon, found at Susa, Iran. Height 225 cm

    08-02-04/44

    Judean exiles carrying provisions. Detail of the Assyrian conquest of the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq).

    08-02-03/57

    Fight between Greeks and a Persian cavalryman. Red-figured pelike. See also 10-03-05/6,7,8,9. Inv. 198559

    10-03-05/ 5

    Goddess (Ishtar?) or odalisque. Alabaster figurine with gold incrustations and garnets (Seleucide era, 312-64 BCE) from Babylon, Mesopotamia (Iraq) H: 25 cm - AO 20127

    08-02-06/70

    The "Standard of Ur", southern Iraq, 2600-2400 BCE. Found in one of the largest Royal Tombs in the cemetery at Ur, its function is not yet understood; it could have been carried on a pole, as a "standard"; it could also have been a soundbox for a musical instrument.This is the "Peace"-side, a king banqueting; food is brought in procession. Seated figures wear woollen fleece or frigned skirts; they drink while a musician plays the lyre. ANE, 121201

    03-03-01/ 5

    Cylinder seal and imprint from Mari, Archaic Dynasties. Top register: agricultural scene, milking cows, goats. Bottom register: Human-headed bull between two heroes with maces;eagle with lion-head. H: 4,3 cm AO 10920

    08-02-15/14

    Assyrian warriors empaling jewish prisoners after conquering the Jewish fortress Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

    08-02-03/54

    Top of a staff with lion heads.Gold tubus with ornaments and lapis lazuli knob,Achaemenid period 5th-4th BCE. From the Oxus Treasure, the most important collection of gold and silver to have survived from the Achaemenid period, is from a temple on the banks of the river Oxus, Tajikistan. Cat. 135 908

    08-02-07/59

    Four Astarte figurines. Clay (around 1000 BCE) Iron Age II

    08-05-02/46

    Officer conducts 2 Judeans to the King. Detail of the Assyrian conquest of the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

    08-02-03/60

    Elamite warriors marching into battle against Ashurbanipal at the battle of Til Tuba. Stone bas-relief (7th BCE) from the palace in Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq).

    08-02-05/43

    Interior of the synagogue of Dura Europos (3rd CE). Replica.

    11-01-05/61

    Reliefs on the inner wall of the collapsed second pylon of the Ramesseum describe the battle of Kadesh against the Hittites, Ramses II claimed a decisive victory, as did the Hittites. Chariots, dead and wounded on the battlefield. 19th dynasty.

    08-01-17/ 8

    The demon-god Pazuzu peers over the edge of this bronze plaque.Top register:symbols of the Babylonian chief gods;below:animal-headed protective beings; fish- clad priests attend a sick person;Pazuzu drives out the female demon Lamashtu. Bronze, 13,3 x 8,4 cm AO 22205

    08-02-11/23

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