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Ancient Sculpture on Exhibit at Sackler

Title:
Ancient Sculpture on Exhibit at Sackler
Date:
July 28, 1996
Notes:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," July 1996, p. 1
Summary:
The oldest sculptures ever found in the Near East go on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in the exhibition "Preserving Ancient Statues From Jordan." The exhibition includes two humanlike figures and three double-headed busts from 6500 B.C., and three faces modeled on human skulls from 7000 B.C. The sculputes are nearly life-size and are made of lime plaster. The sculptures were found in 1974 near Amman, Jordan, and were transported to Washington, D.C. in 1985 where they were analyzed and reconstructed
Topics:
Art, Prehistoric, Exhibitions, Jordan, Sculpture
Subjects:
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Preserving Ancient Statues From Jordan (Exhibition)
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!2285~!0#focus

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