Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

Nimrud Ivory Plaque with Bearded Warrior Holding Bucket and Pine Cone

North Syrian, Nimrud, 8th century B.C.

The Museums' selection of Nimrud ivories represents a cross-section of international motifs common to the early 1st millennium B.C. and reflects the cultures of the Near East and Mediterranean world.

Ivory

H 10

Museum purchase, Friends of Ian McKibbin White Fund and the Art Trust Fund

1991.20

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Ancient Near Eastern Collection

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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.

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AD 79: When Time Froze in Pompeii

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Rehearsed Reading of Euripides’ "Bacchae"

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Workshop: Cultural Heritage and Antiquities

Please help us keep Ptolemy I Soter—Alexander the Great’s general and the founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty which ended with Cleopatra—in San Francisco.

The Ancient Art Council is seeking your help to acquire this Egyptian limestone relief of a Ptolemaic king in a devotional pose. Any amount will help.