4 Episodes

Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art

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Rotations
Predator by
Fiona Kidd
, curator

Clasp with an eagle and its prey [Parthian]

So rarely do we get a real snapshot of an individual.
#90
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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On Site
Bricks by
Sarah B. Graff
, curator

Two Panels with striding lions [Babylonian]

It always had this possibility to come alive in a very real sense.
#74
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Close-Ups
Hyperreality by
Kim Benzel
, curator

Relief panel [Assyrian]

That infinite image creates an endless echoing, which is almost dizzying and supernatural.
#72
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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Clips
Sealed by
Yelena Rakic
, curator

Cylinder seal and modern impression: nude bearded hero wrestling with a water buffalo; bull-man wrestling with lion [Mesopotamia]

It does seem to indicate the balancing of forces of nature.
#29
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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