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The Oriental Institute at University of Chicago

Venue  |  Exhibitions
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Commissioned for King Sargon II at Khorsobad,Unknown, Khorsobad Lamassu, 717 B.C. - 707 B.C. Gypsum Sculpture 19 Feet by 16 Feet © Oriental Institute
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Commissioned for King Sargon II at Khorsobad, Khorsobad Courtyard, 717 - 707 B.C. Gypsum Sculpture
The Oriental Institute at University of Chicago
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Venue Type: Museum
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
October 13th, 2015 - September 3rd, 2017
QUICK FACTS
Contact
Alissa Jordan
Open hours
Tue, Thu-Sun 10-5; Wed 10-8
Phone
773-702-9520
Other phone
773-702-9514
Gallery type
Contemporary
Cost
Free Admission; Donations of $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children under 12 appreciated.
DESCRIPTION

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 including the mummy and artifacts of Merasamun, an Egyptian Musician-Priestess from the temple of Amun.