She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia ca. 3400-2000 BC

Friday, October 14, 2022, 6:30 PM

She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia ca. 3400-2000 BC
Sidney Babcock

An expert in the art of ancient Mesopotamia, Sidney Babcock is the Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator and Department Head of the Department of Ancient Western Asian Seals and Tablets and has been at the Morgan for over 25 years. Curator of She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia ca. 3400-2000 B.C., this exhibition 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 B.C.) the earliest named author in world literature. This lecture will provide an overview of the exhibition themes and highlight several key objects.

The exhibition She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia ca. 3400-2000 BC will be open at 5:30 PM for program attendees.

The event will take place in the Morgan's Gilder Lehrman Hall. By entering the museum, you agree to our updated Visitor Guidelines and Policies. Masks are required for attending all public programs.

Tickets: 
Free; Advanced registration required

Image: Fragment of a vessel with a frontal image of a goddess
Mesopotamia, Sumerian ca. 2400 B.C. (Basalt: 9 7/8 x 7 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Vorderasiatisches Museum. Photography by Olaf M. Teßmer.

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