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All-seeing Brick

All-seeing Brick

08/26/2020: Eye’s forward as we start the new semester! This brick depicting a portion of a deity’s head probably comes from the facade of a palace or temple at the site of Ashur in Assyria...
Brick Fragments

Brick Fragments

08/26/2020: What do you see when you look at these fragments? Can you imagine the larger work of art to which these pieces belonged?...
Glazed Brick Wall

Glazed Brick Wall

08/19/2020: For today’s #objecthistory we look at another reconstruction of the designs and colors that decorated Ishtar Gate in antiquity...
Video: Why is the Ishtar Gate Blue?

Video: Why is the Ishtar Gate Blue?

08/11/2020: For today’s Object History post we offer up our second curator-led short talk to wade into the waters of understanding the use of color and material in ancient Babylonia...
Reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate façade

Reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate façade

08/05/2020: This 1912 watercolor offers a beautiful look at how the Ishtar gate façade would have looked in antiquity...
Imagining the Ishtar Gate

Imagining the Ishtar Gate

07/22/2020: Babylon’s Ishtar Gate comprised a 200 meter long Processional Way leading up to a 50 meter long Gate...
Bull-man, Protect!

Bull-man, Protect!

07/15/2020: How do you bring a temple wall to life? As sacred sites, temple walls could be embellished in a variety of ways...
Video: A Closer Look at the Achaemenid Archer Panel

Video: A Closer Look at the Achaemenid Archer Panel

06/17/2020: We are excited to share our first Object History video post today! Thanks to #awondertobehold co-curator Anastasia...
Ancient Puzzles

Ancient Puzzles

04/15/2020: How do you build a wall made of decorated mud bricks? These watercolors of reconstructed walls ...
Monster Mash

Monster Mash

11/28/2019: Fragmentary tile with a genie standing on two griffins in contest with two monsters...
Veiled Dance

Veiled Dance

04/19/2019: This week’s Object Histories Gallery Talk looked at the Statuette of a Veiled Dancing Woman...
A Nymph Recoils

A Nymph Recoils

03/21/2019: We are looking forward to Lynn Garafola's March 28th exhibition lecture, ‘Pilgrimage to an Imagined West...