“The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East”

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Statuette of a Goddess
Photograph: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art Statuette of a Goddess

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During the period between 100 B.C and 250 A.D., Rome and the Parthian Empire (situated in today’s Iran) clashed over control of the lucrative trade routes and territories of the Middle East. Between them laid the local civilizations of the region, which assimilated certain stylistic aspects of the art and architecture of both hegemons, while also maintaining their own cultural uniqueness. This round-up of period treasures—some 190 works in all—from museums in the Middle East, Europe and the United States—offers viewers a glimpse into the richness of this period in history.

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