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Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture: "Sweet are Your Charms" Portrait Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia

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Presented by Flint Institute of Arts at Flint Institute of Arts, Flint MI

Nov 04 2015
Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture: "Sweet are Your Charms" Portrait Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia

Guest Lecturer
Trudy S. Kawami, PhD
Director of Research at the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation 
 

The middle of the third millennium BCE (about 2500 BCE) in southern Mesopotamia saw the rise of an elite class who oversaw the religious and governmental affairs of the numerous city states of the region. These educated, literate bureaucrats were in many ways like the merchants of Renaissance Italy and the burghers of 17th Century Netherlands—in that they liked images of themselves. In Mesopotamia

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