Pergamon Museum - Babylonian Collection & Ishtar Gate Photos

The Ishtar Gate (604-562 BCE) & its Processional Way from Babylon are highlights of the Pergamon Museum's collection of arts from Turkey, Iran & Syria. This museum is a division of the State Museums of Berlin (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin).

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Pergamon Museum on Museum Island displays State Museums of Berlin antiquities collection. Berlin, Germany.Ishtar Gate from Babylon at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ishtar Gate arch topped with step-like crenellations at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Underside of arch & trim details of Ishtar Gate in mix of reassembled sculpted brick & replica infill bricks at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Pergamon Museum (1910-30) on Museum Island displays State Museums of Berlin antiquities collection. Berlin, Germany. Architect: Alfred Messel & Ludwig Hoffmann.Ishtar Gate (604-562 BCE) from Babylon at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ishtar Gate arch topped with step-like crenellations at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Underside of arch & trim details of Ishtar Gate in mix of reassembled sculpted brick & replica infill bricks at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Upper section corner details of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Upper section corner details of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ishtar Gate wall with alternating rows of dragons & auroch bulls reassembled from actual brick fragments & replica infill bricks at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bulls meet at corner detail of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Upper section corner details of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Upper section corner details of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ishtar Gate wall with alternating rows of dragons & auroch bulls reassembled from actual brick fragments & replica infill bricks at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bulls meet at corner detail of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Auroch bull detail of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Auroch bull detail of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mythical mushkhushshu dragon detail of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cuneiform inscription wall by King Nebuchadnezzar II describing why he built Ishtar Gate & processional way at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Auroch bull detail of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Auroch bull detail of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Mythical mushkhushshu dragon detail of Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cuneiform inscription wall by King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BCE) describing why he built Ishtar Gate & processional way at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Details of cuneiform inscription by King Nebuchadnezzar II using reassembled brick shards from near Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Reconstruction using replica bricks of facade of Babylon royal palace throne room during Reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Model of Processional Way of Babylon during Reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Reconstructed Processional Way of Babylon with each lion unique at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Details of cuneiform inscription by King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BCE) using reassembled brick shards from near Ishtar Gate at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Reconstruction using replica bricks of facade of Babylon royal palace throne room during Reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BCE) at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Model of Processional Way of Babylon during Reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BCE) at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Reconstructed Processional Way of Babylon (6thC BCE) with each lion unique at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Babylon Processional Way lion at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Babylon Processional Way lion at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail head of Babylon Processional Way lion at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail head of Babylon Processional Way lion at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Babylon Processional Way lion at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Babylon Processional Way lion at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail head of Babylon Processional Way lion at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail head of Babylon Processional Way lion at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Stone lion guardians from inner gate of Sam'al in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Stone lion guardians from inner gate of Sam'al in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Stone lion guardians from inner gate of Sam'al in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Basalt relief carving of lion hunt scene on foot & horse-drawn chariot from ruins of city near Sakçegözü in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Stone lion guardians (10th-8thC BCE) from inner gate of Sam'al (Zincirli) in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Stone lion guardians (10th-8thC BCE) from inner gate of Sam'al (Zincirli) in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Stone lion guardians (10th-8thC BCE) from inner gate of Sam'al (Zincirli) in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Basalt relief carving of lion hunt scene on foot & horse-drawn chariot (750 BCE) from ruins of city near Sakçegözü in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
One of pair of Assyrian reliefs of libation induced transition between winged human body with bird head to more normal form with panel over inscribed with cuneiform text at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.One of pair of Assyrian reliefs of libation induced transition between winged human body with bird head to more normal form with panel over inscribed with cuneiform text at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Basalt relief carving of King Barrakib on throne & his scribe with inscription writing in Aramaic from Sam'al in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Basalt stele of Assyrian King Esarhaddon with cuneiform inscription from Sam'al in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
One of pair of Assyrian reliefs (883-859 BCE) of libation induced transition between winged human body with bird head to more normal form with panel over inscribed with cuneiform text at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.One of pair of Assyrian reliefs (883-859 BCE) of libation induced transition between winged human body with bird head to more normal form with panel over inscribed with cuneiform text at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Basalt relief carving of King Barrakib on throne & his scribe with inscription writing in Aramaic from Sam'al (Zincirli) in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Basalt stele of Assyrian King Esarhaddon with cuneiform inscription (671 BCE) from Sam'al (Zincirli) in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Basalt stele of King Kilamuwa attended by servant from Sam'al in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Assyrian relief of winged human body with bird head in transition between to more human form at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Assyrian schedu lamassu, a human headed, winged lion with horned crown cast from British Museum at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of face of Assyrian schedu lamassu, a human headed, winged lion with horned crown cast from British Museum at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Basalt stele of King Kilamuwa attended by servant (c830 BCE) from Sam'al (Zincirli) in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Assyrian relief of winged human body with bird head in transition between to more human form at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Assyrian schedu lamassu, a human headed, winged lion with horned crown cast from British Museum at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of face of Assyrian schedu lamassu, a human headed, winged lion with horned crown cast from British Museum at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Part of altar made of shaped enameled bricks from Guzana in Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Gold pendent with scene of a funeral supper from iron age Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Human bearded figure carving from Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Early iron age ceramic vessel in shape of packhorse hung with pots from Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Part of altar made of shaped enameled bricks (c800 BCE) from Guzana (Tell Halaf) in Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Gold pendent with scene of a funeral supper (9th-7thC BCE) from iron age Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Human bearded figure carving (9th-7thC BCE) from Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Early iron age ceramic vessel in shape of packhorse hung with pots (9th-7thC BCE) from Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Ceramic donkey vessel from Anatolia at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Fragment of ceramic vessel painted with jumping mountain goat from Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ceramic pilgrim flask at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Roman-style ribbed glass bowl at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Ceramic donkey vessel (`c19thC BCE) from Anatolia at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Fragment of ceramic vessel painted with jumping mountain goat (8th-7thC BCE) from Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ceramic pilgrim flask (1stC BCE - 2ndC CE) at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Roman-style ribbed glass bowl (1stC BCE - 1stC CE) at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Cuneiform clay tablet calculating new moon for years 118-119 from Uruk at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cast bronze water can from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cast bronze water can on three leg from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze Incense burner in shape of bird from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Cuneiform clay tablet calculating new moon for years 118-119 (written on Jan. 7, 194 BCE) from Uruk (Iraq) at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cast bronze water can (7th-8thC) from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Cast bronze water can on three leg (8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze Incense burner in shape of bird (8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Bronze Incense device in shape of camel from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Door knocker with dragon design from SE Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ivory chest decorated with lion & prey from lower Italy or Sicily at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ivory signal horn decorated with various figures in relief from lower Italy or Sicily at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Bronze Incense device in shape of camel (11th-12thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Door knocker with dragon design (c1200) from SE Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ivory chest decorated with lion & prey (11th-12thC) from lower Italy or Sicily at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ivory signal horn decorated with various figures in relief (11th-12thC) from lower Italy or Sicily at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Corner detail of ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Corner detail of ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Corner detail of ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes (11th-12thC) from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Corner detail of ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes (11th-12thC) from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Corner detail of ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes (11th-12thC) from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Corner detail of ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes (11th-12thC) from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Corner detail of ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware dish painted with hare & palm fronds from Cairo, Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware dish painted with lute player from Cairo, Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware dish painted with two birds from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Corner detail of ivory frame with hunting & feasting scenes (11th-12thC) from Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware dish painted with hare & palm fronds (10th-11thC) from Cairo, Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware dish painted with lute player (11th-12thC) from Cairo, Egypt at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware dish painted with two birds (11thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Ceramic dish painted with eagle from Iran or Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Glass beaker with cut decorations from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Glass flask with cut diamond decoration from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Glass flask decorated with polo riders & arms of a Yemeni ruling house from Egypt or Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Ceramic dish painted with eagle (12th-13thC) from Iran or Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Glass beaker with cut decorations (9th-10thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Glass flask with cut diamond decoration (9th-10thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Glass flask decorated with polo riders & arms of a Yemeni ruling house (c1300) from Egypt or Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Glass handle cup painted with gold flowers from India at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Tiled prayer niche from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Gallery of Islamic art at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ceramic tiled prayer niche from Beyhekim Mosque, Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Glass handle cup painted with gold flowers (18thC) from India at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Tiled prayer niche (1226) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Gallery of Islamic art at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ceramic tiled prayer niche (3rd quarter 13thC) from Beyhekim Mosque, Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Domed ceiling with geometric Islamic pattern from Alhambra Palace. Granada, Spain at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of domed ceiling with geometric Islamic pattern from Alhambra Palace. Granada, Spain at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Facade of caliph's desert palace in Mschatta at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of animals carved on stone facade of caliph's desert palace in Mschatta Jordan at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Domed ceiling with geometric Islamic pattern (early 14thC) from Alhambra Palace. Granada, Spain at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of domed ceiling with geometric Islamic pattern (early 14thC) from Alhambra Palace. Granada, Spain at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Facade of caliph's desert palace in Mschatta (743-4) (near Amman, Jordan) at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Detail of animals carved on stone facade (743-4) of caliph's desert palace in Mschatta Jordan at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Carved quartz wild boar relief from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver platter with scene of Sasanian king on horseback hunting lion, boar & bear from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver vase with cranes between palm fronds from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver plate with griffin from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Carved quartz wild boar relief (5th-6thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver platter with scene of Sasanian king on horseback hunting lion, boar & bear (7thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver vase with cranes between palm fronds (7th-8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Partially gilded silver plate with griffin (7th-8thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Partially gilded silver earrings in form of quail from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Collection of Persian carpets at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Collection of Persian carpets at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ceramic base of hookah with jumping gazelles on floral ground from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Partially gilded silver earrings in form of quail (7thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Collection of Persian carpets at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Collection of Persian carpets at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Ceramic base of hookah with jumping gazelles on floral ground (17thC) from Iran at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Ceramic pitcher with sailing ships from Iznik, Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Painted wooden panels from reception hall of a Christian merchant from Aleppo, Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.

Ceramic pitcher with sailing ships (late 16thC) from Iznik, Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Painted wooden panels (1600-3) from reception hall of a Christian merchant from Aleppo, Syria at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.


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