Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Barakat Gallery

Ancient Near Eastern art is just as diverse and complex as the region itself. From idealistic human images and masterfully executed relief carvings to religious objects used to honor the gods, art of the Near East varies greatly according to the area and period of origin. The most precious pieces of Ancient Near Eastern art are in the British Museum in London, Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin, National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad, Musée du Louvre in Paris, and some other museums across the world, but there are also original antique items that can still be found on sale. For example, a gorgeous selection of Ancient Near Eastern art is at the Barakat Gallery. Here are just some of the ancient masterpieces for you to enjoy.

· Assyrian glazed brick tile depicting a mythological creature from Mesopotamia (900 BC to 700 BC), glazed terracotta.

Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Barakat Gallery
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· Persian silver bowl with figural and stylized flower motifs from Central Asia (500 BC to 400 BC), silver.

Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Barakat Gallery
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· Sabean alabaster ram from Yemen (600 BC to 100 AD), alabaster.

Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Barakat Gallery
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· Bactrian royal head from Bactria/Afghanistan (250 BC to 125 BC), terracotta.

Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Barakat Gallery
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 · Achaemenid stone sculpture of lions from Central Asia (500 BC to 400 BC), stone.

Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Barakat Gallery
Photo credit: The Barakat Gallery/barakatgallery.com

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