Visit The Met until June 23rd to see: “The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East“.
“For over three centuries, the territories and trading networks of the Middle East were contested between the Roman and Parthian Empires (ca. 100 B.C.–A.D. 250), yet across the region life was not defined by these two superpowers alone. Local cultural and religious traditions flourished, and sculptures, wall paintings, jewelry, and other objects reveal how ancient identities were expressed through art. Featuring 190 works from museums in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, this exhibition follows a journey along the great incense and silk routes that connected cities in southwestern Arabia, Nabataea, Judaea, Syria, and Mesopotamia, making the region a center of global trade.”
Continue your exploration of art and antiques from the Middle East by visiting our galleries!
Pictured above, clockwise from top left:
At The MAAC: Gold Octadrachm Ptolemy III (Palmyra); Luristan Bronze Finial with Master of the Beast Motif (Anavian); Apulian Portrait of Lekythos (Palmyra); Persian Silver Coffee Pot (Anavian)
The Manhattan Art and Antiques Center is at 1050 2nd Avenue, at 56th Street, and is open daily: Monday to Saturday from 10:30AM to 6PM and Sunday noon – 6PM.