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When Kingship Descended from Heaven: Masterpieces of Mesopotamian Art from the Louvre

March 8, 1992 – August 9, 1992

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Sublevel 1

See 32 objects created between 3500 B.C. and 2230 B.C. in the kingdoms of Sumer and Akkad that explore the relationship between kingship and society as expressed through representations of the ruler and through his material possessions. Exhibition also houses a reading area.