Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia


Sidney Babcock

Join Sidney Babcock, Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator and Department Head of Ancient Near Eastern Seals and Tablets, for an illustrated lecture providing an overview of the exhibition and an in-depth exploration of two sculptures on view from the early third millennium B.C.: the kneeling silver cow and the iconic, so-called “ram in the thicket” from the Royal Cemetery at Ur. Babcock will also discuss the symbolism depicted on the cylinder seals and explain their relation to the sculptures with which they are paired.



The exhibition Noah’s Beasts: Sculpted Animals from Ancient Mesopotamia will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.

Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 pm
Tickets: 
$15; $10 for members; free for students with valid ID.
Image Caption: 

Kneeling Cow Holding a Vessel, Southwestern Iran or Southeastern Mesopotamia, Proto-Elamite, ca. 3000–2800 B.C. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1966, 66.173.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.