Anatolia and Urartu 7000-300 BC (Room 54)
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Gallery
Ancient Anatolia and Urartu form an important land link between Europe and Asia and lie where the modern Republic of Turkey, Armenia, Georgia and north-west Iran are located today. Objects in Room 54 show different cultures from Prehistoric to Hellenistic times.
Examples of Early Bronze Age craftsmanship on display include silver bull and cup. Business archives of Middle Bronze Age merchants illustrate trading between central Anatolia and Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Delicate gold jewellery and figurines date from the Hittite period. Iron Age objects from Urartu, include winged bulls and griffins used to decorate furniture.