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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.

We are currently undergoing a Gallery Enhancements Project at the Oriental Institute Museum. As a result, certain exhibitions will be temporarily closed and objects removed from display. At this time, some of the gallery labels and large-print photographs in the Deborah and Robert Aliber Persian Gallery are off display. Please continue to check this page for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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