£3 (free concessions)
Suitable for ages 12+
Join Dr Nancy Highcock, Curator for Ancient Mesopotamia in the Department for the Middle East at the British Museum, for a highlight tour to be followed by discussion.
The statues of Gudea, the ruler of the ancient state of Lagash in the 3rd millennium BC, are some of the best-known examples of ancient Sumerian art. How did these statues act as royal propaganda? What can they tell us about the personality of Gudea himself?
Image credit: Statue of King Gudea - dolerite, Tello, Iraq, 2130BC
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