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Kings, Dealers, and Librarians: The Story of a Statue of Shulgi

Datum: 04/12/2023

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Beteiligte Person(en):
Anne Dunn-Vaturi and Dr. Erhan Tamur


The provenance research recently conducted by Anne Dunn-Vaturi about a Mesopotamian statue on loan to The Met by the New York Public Library is highlighted in a Department Dispatch. This blog is also an opportunity for Dr. Erhan Tamur to discuss the alleged provenience of the archaeological site of Tello (ancient Girsu) as the statue was once described as a representation of Gudea. It will be published on the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art page on The Met website.

Bildrechte: Statue of King Shulgi of Ur. Lent by Wilberforce Eames Collection, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations (L.1983.95a, b). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art