Feb 11, 2011

Between the Tigris and Euphrates

Fridays at the Met. Click on a photo to enlarge it.

Alas, we reach the end of the tour of the ancient Near East and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I hope you enjoyed this little virtual trip. Hope something spiked your wonder and curiosity ... maybe kindled some sparks of inspiration.

Here are some miscellaneous objects from Mesopotamia.

The Sumerians had the first chariots pulled by asses - the equine
type not the human type.
Some ancient trinkets. Accessorizing has been around a very long time.
There is a theory these are representations and proof of
ancient alien visitation. See, the Sumerians shared my
love of sci-fi ... no wonder I think they're cool
Some other various trinkets
close up

More aliens?
Back then you would have had your own personal seal.
These cylinders when rolled out on clay made
these individual seals.

More seals.