Ancient Sculptures from Jordan

ID: SIA2011-1378

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Object

Date: July 28, 1996

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 01-081, Box 1, Folder: July 1996

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Summary

The oldest sculptures ever found in the Near East were displayed at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in the exhibition "Preserving Ancient Sculptures 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 sculptures 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.

Subject

  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Preserving Ancient Statues From Jordan (Exhibition)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in Torch, July 1996. Scanned from Torch, not from original print.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 01-081, Box 1, Folder: July 1996

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

July 28, 1996

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Topic

  • Sculpture
  • Exhibitions
  • Art, Prehistoric
  • Jordan

Form/Genre

  • Object
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2011-1378

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 4.75w x 3.25h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Document

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