The Arizona State Museum – the premier museum devoted to the archaeology and ethnology of the American Southwest and northern Mexico – seems a very unlikely home for a fragment of a Neo-Assyrian relief panel from King Ashurbanipal’s 7th century B.C.E. North Palace at Nineveh in ancient Mesopotamia.
Intrigued? Delve in with Dr. Irene Bald Romano – curator of Mediterranean archaeology, professor of art history and anthropology, and affiliated faculty in the department of religious studies and classics – and ASM conservation laboratory manager Gina Watkinson in this presentation co-sponsored by the UAMA.
The presenters will unravel the fragment’s complex and fascinating story, which entails fat-tailed sheep, royal eunuchs, 19th-century explorers in the Ottoman-controlled region of today’s northern Iraq, missionaries in the Middle East, Universalism, The British Museum, and Tufts College – to name a few.
University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts
1031 North Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721-0002