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Miniature corbel ("hand of Ishtar") METROPOLITAN MUSEUM Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 883–859 B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ceramic, bitumen

Tablettes cunéiforme Sumérienne: compte administratif de la distribution de l'orge avec l'empreinte du cylindre d'une figure masculine, des chiens de chasse et des verrats, env. -3100 -2900 avant J.C. Le Metropolitan Museum of Art, à New York. Achat, Raymond et Beverly Sackler Gift, 1988 (1988.433.1)

Decorative boss Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture:assyrian shell,silver and bitumen

Ivory Handle in the form of four nude females, Neo-Assyrian Period ( ca. 8th–7th century BC). Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Mesopotamian Culture. At The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

Nimrud. Ivory Plaque w/falcon-headed Re wearing crown of Upper & Lower Egypt. Neo-Assyrian, ca 8th–7th c. BC

Foundation peg in the shape of the forepart of a lion, 2200–2000 BC. Probably Tell Mozan (ancient Urkish), northeastern Syria Bronze After the collapse of the Akkadian empire and a brief period of decentralized rule, a dynasty ruling from the southern Mesopotamian city of Ur took over a large part of Mesopotamia, including areas in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, and ruled for about one hundred years (2100–2000 B.C.)