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THE MORGAN MOUNTS EXHIBITION OF EXTREMELY RARE COPPER FIGURES FROM ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA
Press release date:
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Standing about a foot tall, the small yet monumental “foundation figures” in ancient Mesopotamia were not created to be seen by mortal eyes. Cast in copper and placed beneath the foundation of a building, often a temple, they were intentionally buried from prying humans. Perhaps only intended for the gods, they combine both abstract and natural forms and were created at the behest of royal rulers concerned with leaving a record of their humanity, deeds, and civilization.