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Preserving Ancient Statues From Jordan
an exhibition at the
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.
28 July 1996 -- 6 April 1997

Eight examples of the oldest human-form statues ever found in the Near East were on display from 28 July to 6 April 1997 in Preserving Ancient Statues from Jordan.

This Website provides information about the discovery, construction, conservation, and display of the statues and explores them as works of art and cultic objects.

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All presented material is copyright © 1996 Smithsonian Institution, except where noted.
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 Last updated: 16 September 1997

This project is supported by a grant from the James Smithson Society.

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