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This guide to over 100 highlights of the collections of the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago presents objects from ancient Mesopotamia, Syria-Anatolia, the Levant, Egypt, Persia, Nubia, and objects from the Islamic collection. It features all new photography, provenance information, and a brief description of each object, as well as a history of the collections and a concordance.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Gil J. Stein
Acknowledgments. Jean M. Evans
List of Contributors
Map of the Ancient Near East
The Oriental Institute, Its Museum and Collections. Emily Teeter
Plan of the Oriental Institute Museum Galleries
The Mesopotamian Collection
The Syro-Anatolian Collection
The Megiddo and Levant Collection
The Egyptian Collection
The Nubian Collection
The Persian Collection
The Islamic Collection
Appendix: Concordance of Museum Registration Numbers

  • Highlights of the Collections of the Oriental Institute
  • Edited by Jean M. Evans, Jack Green, and Emily Teeter
  • Oriental Institute Miscellaneous Publications
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2017 
  • ISBN: 978-1-61491-005-3
  • 152 pp.; 140 illustrations (most in color)
  • Softcover, 6” x 10”
  • $14.95