Império acadiano. Escudo do mar de um murex com o nome de Rimush , rei de Kish, ca. 2270 aC, Louvre , negociadas a partir da costa do Mediterrâneo, onde ele foi usado por cananeus para fazer uma tintura roxa.
Shell inlay: skirt-clad figure carrying fish, Early Dynastic III, ca. 2600-2350 BCE, Mesopotamia, Nippur, Sumerian.
Assyrian ornament from Nimrud
Head of a Male Worshipper Sumerian Early Dynastic II Period with eyes inlaid with shell and lapis lazuli Ancient Mesopotamia Walters Art Museum
Limestone recumbent bull figure, Tell Brak, Syria, Akkadian, c. 2300-2159 BCE. Eyes created with shell and bitumen inlay. Posture based on earlier Sumerian examples. Figure of human-headed bull is associated with sun god.
apoio móveis: esfinge feminina com ondas Hathor-estilo, 1820-1740 B.C. .; período de Old Assírio Negociação Colony Provavelmente Acemhöyük, Central Anatolia do Marfim (Hippopotamus), folha de ouro
Babylonian Boundary Stone -- Circa 900-800 BCE -- Unearthed @ Temple de Marduk -- British Museum, London
Ishtar Gate The Ishtar Gate (Arabic: بوابة عشتار) was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. It was excavated in the early 20th century and a reconstruction using original bricks is now shown in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin