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Early Bronze Age of Ancient Near Eastern Art

Ancient Near Eastern Art, Bronze Age, Early Bronze Age

Works of Art (11)

Bowl with painted decoration, ca. 2600–1900 B.C., Excavated at Damb Sadaat (level III), Pakistan, Ceramic, paint (57.99.2)
Chlorite vase with overlapping pattern and three bands of palm trees, ca. 2700–2350 B.C., Gulf region or southern Iran, Chlorite (17.190.106)
Cylinder seal with contest scene, 2350–2150 B.C., Mesopotamia, Albite (1999.325.4)
Foundation peg in the shape of the forepart of a lion, 2200–2000 B.C., Probably Tell Mozan (ancient Urkish), northeastern Syria, Bronze (48.180)
Group of four vases, ca. 2300–2000 B.C.; late Early Bronze Age III, Northwest Anatolia, Electrum, silver-gilt, silver (1989.281.45a,b-.48)
Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel, 3100–2900 B.C.; Proto-Elamite period, Southwestern Iran, Silver (66.173)
Seated statue of Gudea, 2150–2100 B.C.; Neo-Sumerian period, Probably Tello (ancient Girsu), southern Mesopotamia, Diorite (59.2)
Shaft-hole axhead with a bird-headed demon, boar, and dragon, late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C., Central Asia (Bactria-Margiana), Silver, gold foil (1982.5)
Standard with two long-horned bulls, 2400–2000 B.C.; Early Bronze Age III, North central Anatolia, Arsenical copper (55.137.5)
Standing female figure wearing a strap and a necklace, 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.; Bronze Age, Southwestern Arabia, Sandstone, quartzite (1998.380)
Striding horned demon, ca. 3000 B.C., Mesopotamia or Iran, Arsenical copper (2007.280)