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Ancient Near East Galleries: Shining New Light on an Assyrian Palace



Head of a Ruler, 2300–2000 B.C.Iran (?)Arsenical copper; H. 13.5 in. (34.3 cm)Rogers Fund, 1947 Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Head of a Ruler, 2300–2000 B.C.
Iran (?)
Arsenical copper; H. 13.5 in. (34.3 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1947
Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ancient Near East Galleries: Shining New Light on an Assyrian Palace
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 
 
Recently renovated and reinstalled, with natural light now illuminating the Assyrian reliefs within, these galleries house the Museum's outstanding collection of Ancient Near Eastern art, including sculpture, metalwork, ivories, seals, and other objects dating from 8000 B.C. to A.D. 700 from ancient Mesopotamia, Iran, and their neighbors. The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Gallery for Assyrian Art, which recreates an audience hall of an Assyrian palace, has been renovated with reconstructed ceiling beams and is now dramatically lit from a skylight above.

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