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From the Court at Nimrud to the Halls of Bowdoin: Assyrian Art and its American Receptions

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin Colleger
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

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James Higginbotham, associate professor of classics and associate curator for the ancient collection and Sean P. Burrus, Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral curatorial fellow, discuss Bowdoin’s Assyrian reliefs, their long journey to the Museum, and their ancient and modern contexts in the Northwest Palace at Nimrud. Presented in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Assyria to America at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: RELIEF OF WINGED SPIRIT or APKALLU, Assyrian, ca. 875–860 B.C.E., from Kalhu (Nimrud), Iraq, Northwest Palace, Room S, panel 17, gypsum (Mosul alabaster). Gift of Dr. Henri Byron Haskell, Medical School Class of 1855, 1860.2. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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