Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Foundation Nail from the Temple of Nin-Girsu Built by Ur-Baba, Governor of Lagash

Babylon, ca 2250 B.C.

This inscribed foundation cone commemorates the building of a temple to the god Nin-Girsu by Ur-Baba.

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Terracotta

H 7

Gift of Edward Nagel

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Ancient Near Eastern Collection

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events

PROGRAM

"If you build it, they will come": the construction and care of Nemean hero worship

PROGRAM

Plagues, Pestilence, and Pandemics: Disease in El Hibeh

PROGRAM

Round Table: Ancient Democracy, the Present Moment, and the Future of a Political Ideal

PROGRAM

Rehearsed Reading of Euripides' Bacchae

Thank you for helping us acquire our first Egyptian royal portrait—a carved limestone relief of Ptolemy I Soter

Ancient Art Council supports Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

This exhibition reveals how, before Mount Vesuvius blew up in AD 79 and rocked the Bay of Naples, people in Pompeii and nearby farms and villages were engaged in typical daily activities, many of which revolved around food and drink.

Dates TBD

EXHIBITION