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Photos: Iraq Museum Antiquities

Lost Treasures from Iraq
This site contains images of objects from the Iraq Museum, sorted by categories, that are presently at the Oriental Institute. It is hoped that it will be of use as a reference tool in the recovery of artifacts should they appear on the antiquities market.

Click each image to download a printable version in your browser.

Captions courtesy Dr. Clemens Reichel, Oriential Institute at the University of Chicago.
Source for Illustrations: Eva Strommenger, Fuenftausend Jahre Mesopotamien, Hirmer Verlag (1962). Copyright: Hirmer Verlag, Munich

Contact: William Harms
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Fragment of a stela, showing king as a lion hunter; from Uruk ; date: ca. 3000 B.C.
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Limestone vessel with relief carvings, probably from Uruk, date: ca. 3,000 B.C.
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White marble head of a woman from Uruk, date: ca. 3,000 B.C.
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Upper part of a statuette, possibly from a king; from Uruk, date: ca. 3,000 B.C.
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Statue of a worshipper, gypsum; from Abu Temple in Tell Asmar, date: ca. 2,600 B.C.
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Spouted jar, made of grey stone, inlaid with mosaic of limestone and shell; from Uruk; date: ca. 3000 B.C.
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Bowl, made of grey stone, inlaid with mosaic of limestone and shell; from Uruk; date: ca. 3000 B.C.
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Golden head of a bull, decorating the front of a lyre covered with inlays, date: ca. 2,250 B.C.
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Gold helmet of King Meskalamdug, from the Royal Cemetery at Ur, dating circa 2,400 B.C.
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Gold dagger with lapis lazuli handle and sheath, from the Royal Cemetery at Ur, dating circa 2,400 B.C.
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Fluted golden beaker, from the Royal Cemetery at Ur, dating circa 2,400 B.C.
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Statue head from Nineveh, cast copper, of either King Sargon I or his grandson Naram-Sin, dating circa 2,250 B.C.
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Ivory plaque (furniture piece), head of a women, from Nimrud, date: late 8th Century B.C.
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