Friday, June 13, 2008

Exhibition: Beyond Babylon

Suite 101 (Stan parchin)

Thanks to Stan Parchin for sending me the above link.

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is the sole venue for Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. On view from November 18, 2008 to March 15, 2009, the exhibition features works of ancient art from Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt, Thrace, Anatolia, the Caucasus, mainland Greece and Iran.

Some 350 objects in this landmark presentation, derived from palaces, temples, tombs and a shipwreck, describe the unusual movement of people, artworks and luxury goods across the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean during the Middle and Late Bronze Ages (ca. 2000-1200 B.C.).

See the above page for Stan's overview.

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