Exhibition

Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

2 Oct 2019 – 5 Sep 2022

Regular hours

Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 17:00
Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00
Monday
10:00 – 17:00

The Getty Villa

Los Angeles
California, United States

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Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries BC decorated their palaces with masterful relief sculptures that represent a high point of Mesopotamian art, both for their artistic quality and sophistication and for their vivid depictions of warfare, rituals, mythology, hunting, and other aspects of Assyrian court life. The importance of these ancient treasures has only increased with the recent destruction, by ISIS, of many of the reliefs that remained in Iraq.

The masterworks in this exhibition are on special loan from the British Museum, London.

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