Oriental Institute, Chicago (November, 2011)

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago is definitely worth a visit:

Entrance to the museum

Relief from the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, 721-705 BCE

 

Another relief from the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad

Tow, tow, tow your boat... (Palace of Sargon II)

 

Relief of courtiers, Khorsabad, Palace of Sargon II

 

Processional Way detail, Babylon, 604-562 BCE

 

Orthostats with Assyrian soldiers, Tell Tayinat, Amuq Valley, 738 BCE

 

Man-Bull Column Capital, Tripylon, Persepolis, 486-465 BCE

 

Jar with frog, Ballana, Nubia, 240-300 CE

 

Jar with Crocodiles, Ballana, Nubia, 200-250 CE

 

Coptic Ostracon from Luxor with list of the 12 Apostles, 6th-8th century CE

 

Colossal bull head from the "100 Column Hall," Persepolis, 486-424 BCE

 

Another view of the colossal bull head.

 

Building inscription of Xerxes from Persepolis (486-645 BCE)

 

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