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Connected to Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries

Portrait of a Ruler: the art of Gudea

Saturday 07 May, 1pm and 2.15pm
Djanogly Gallery

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£3 (free concessions)
45 minutes
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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