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Spells 148–153

Spells 148–153

From the Book of the Dead papyrus of Nesshutefnut providing him with a guide to the mounds of the netherworld.

Special Exhibit

Colossal statue of king Tutankhamun, OIM E14088

Colossal Statue of King Tutankhamun

Dynasty 18, ca. 1334–1325 BC. Excavated by the Oriental Institute at Medinet Habu in 1930 and on display in the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery (OIM E14088).

Museum Gallery

Male and Female Statues. Gypsum. Early Dynastic Period (ca 2750 - 2500 BC). Iraq, Diyala Region.

Early Dynastic Votive Statues from Tell Asmar

Early Dynastic I–III period, ca. 2900–2500 BC. Excavated by the Oriental Institute and on display in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery.

Museum Gallery

The Oriental Institute Museum is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.

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We are currently undergoing a Gallery Enhancements Project at the Oriental Institute Museum. As a result, certain display cases and objects will be temporary off display. As of March 27, 2018, some display cases are temporarily off display from the Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery and the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian GalleryThe Egyptian Gallery will also be closed May 1st to May 4th, 2018. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information. If you have a question about the status of a particular object or display case, please email oi-museum@uchicago.edu with the subject "OIM Display Inquiry".  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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