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The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia

The Cyrus Cylinder Darius Seal Gold PlaqueGold Bowl from the Oxus Treasure Silver Bowl with winged lions and heads of the Egyptian deity Bes Gold Griffin Headed Armlet from the Oxus Treasure

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The Freer|Sackler is currently closed for renovations, updates, and gallery reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Please join us for our weekend-long reopening celebration on October 14 and 15, 2017.