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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COLLECTIONS BY REGION


THUMBNAIL IMAGE INDEX

IRAN:

A major portion of the Oriental Institute's important collection of Iranian objects comes from its own excavations. Prehistoric materials are particularly well represented as the result of three seasons of work begun in 1932 at the site of Tall-i-Bakun in the plain of Persepolis and twelve seasons in the 1960's and 1970's at Chogha Mish in modern Khuzestan. The museum houses a rich collection of Achaemenid art - including monumental architectural sculptures - that were obtained as divisions of finds after Oriental Institute excavations at Persepolis in the 1930's. A broad chronological and typological range of artifacts discovered by the Holmes Luristan Expedition (1934-38), Luristan and Amlash bronzes purchased on the art market, and items bought from the personal collection of Ernst Herzfeld, who began the Institute's Persepolis excavations, form important complements to the prehistoric and Achaemenid materials.


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Revised: January 10, 2002
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