Oriental Institute Virtual Museum
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The Egyptian gallery of the Oriental Institute is on the west side of the museum. The gallery is divided into alcoves, each of which is dedicated to a theme such as religion, the king, art, and daily life. To the north are the ornate Egyptian-style entry gates. The south end of the gallery displays oversize objects from tombs, such as coffins, mummies, and large funerary steles. This area is dominated by a 40-ton winged bull sculpture from northern Iraq. When the galleries reopen in 1998, the bull will be surrounded by other art from ancient Iraq, including large carved stone reliefs from the palace of King Sargon II. These reliefs can be seen in the Assyrian gallery which opens off the southwest side of the Egyptian gallery.
Revised: February 19, 2007