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Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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


Lecture in memory of Professor David Stronach

The UNESCO world heritage site of Persepolis in Iran became a globally famous, imperial ruin in the seventeenth century; foreign visitors took pieces of its architectural sculpture from the eighteenth century onwards, first as gifts, later as merchandise. This webinar follows the paths of these pieces as they expanded the physical boundaries of the Achaemenid capital, becoming contact relics for their homeland on distant shores. This webinar re-contextualises the dispersed, stone emigres, including

San Francisco’s, in their original fifth-century BC structures. It considers how their fragmentation transformed the resonance of the sculptures in isolation, but also affected the twentieth-century conservation and study of their home.

Encomium delivered by Prof. emer. Dr. Michael Roaf, Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.


March 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 03:30 PM (PST)

On the Road from Persepolis

This lecture will be live streamed on Zoom. An e-confirmation with a Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

Presented by Dr. Lindsay Allen Lecturer in Greek & Near Eastern History, King's College London


This program is free and open to the public; registration is required.

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