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From the upcoming special exhibit "A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo," Feb. 17–Sept. 13, 2015. Earthenware with luster decoration and glaze, Fatimid, ca. 1000 AD, Egypt. Walters Art Museum 48.2036.
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).
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.
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 objects in the Syro-Anatolian Gallery, including the monumental sculpture from Tell Tayinat, are off display and will remain so until the end of August. The Nubian Gallery will be closed September 6th through 8th, 2017. Please continue to check this page for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.