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HYBRID - A Museum Object from Antiquity Reexamined – Head of a Ruler

March 19, 2024 @ 6:00 pm EDT

General Society Library
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036 United States

Friends of AIA-NYS invite you to a special lecture!
The Metropolitan Museum Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art cares for approximately 7,000 works from 8th Century B.C. to 7th Century A.D. The objects come from an area that today comprises Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, the Eastern Mediterranean coast, Yemen, and Central Asia. The Met’s Jean-François de Lapérouse and Dr.Kim Benzel will focus on a particular antiquity object as they reveal how cutting-edge technology and new scholarship have led to the reattribution of The Met’s bronze Head of a Ruler, transforming our understanding of the chronology of lost wax casting technology. Available online and in person.
Presented in partnership with Friends of AIA-NYS. Please email – AIA members have free entry. RSVP required for Entry or Link.

Lecture held at The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street

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March 19, 2024
6:00 pm EDT


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General Society Library
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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