Assyria to America

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Assyria to America

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Walker Gallery, Assyrian Gallery
"Assyria to America" examines the ancient and modern histories of Bowdoin’s six reliefs from ancient Nimrud.

Works

"Head of Ashurnasirpal II from Kalhu (Nimrud)," ca. 875–860 B.C.E. gypsum. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
"Relief of Winged Spirit or Apkallu," Assyrian, ca. 875–860 B.C.E. from Kalhu (Nimrud). Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

About

Assyria to America examines the ancient and modern histories of Bowdoin’s six reliefs from ancient Nimrud bringing them together, for the first time in their 150-year history at Bowdoin, with ivory furniture inlays, cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and palace vessels to explore the sumptuous sensory experiences and vibrant court life of the Neo-Assyrian empire.