11:00 am – 1:00 pm
5th Floor Seminar Room, Italian Academy for Advanced Study, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, 10027.
Sidney Babcock, “Reflections on the Exhibition: She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia ca. 3400-2000 BC at the Morgan Library and Museum”
Sidney Babcock is the Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator and Department Head of the Department of Ancient Western Asian Seals and Tablets and the Morgan Library and Museum for over 25 years. He, along with Erhan Tamur, is the curator for the exhibition She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia ca. 3400-2000 BC which brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of artworks that capture rich and shifting expressions of women’s lives in ancient Mesopotamia. One remarkable woman was the priestess and poet Enheduanna (ca 2300 BC) the earliest named author in world literature. Various aspects of the exhibition will be discussed along with several highlights among the objects on view.
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