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CANCELED | Lecture: The Empire in the Palace—Assyrian Campaign Reliefs



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In the ninth through seventh centuries BC, the rulers of the Assyrian Empire lined the walls of their palaces with carved stone reliefs, many of which depicted their military campaigns across an area stretching from Egypt to Iran. Curator Michael Seymour, Metropolitan Museum of Art, examines the form and meaning of these reliefs and the ways in which Assyrian art represented the lands of empire.

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Generously supported by the Mary Soleiman Lecture Fund

Presented by the Classical Art Society


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