Collecting the Past: Pierpont Morgan and Ancient Mesopotamia

The ancient Mesopotamian cylinder seals in the collection of the Morgan are amongst the finest in the world. Sidney Babcock, Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator and Department Head, discusses what cylinder seals are, why they were important for antiquity, and their importance for us today in understanding the visual reality of the Mesopotamians.

Held Monday, April 9, 2018.