Preserving Ancient Statues from Jordan

July 28, 1996 – April 6, 1997

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

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

On view are 8 examples of ancient plaster statues dating from 6500-7000 B.C., excavated in Ain Ghazal, Jordan, in 1985. The exhibition focuses on the archaeological context as well as the conservation of the statues. The objects are on loan from the Department of Antiquities in Jordan.

2 interactive videos (includes a description of the discovery, a demonstration of how the statues were made, an account of the examination/conservation, and an exploration of statues as works of art and culture)