Victor and Vanquished: Art Museum lecture
Run dates Fri, 10/05/2012 – Wed, 10/10/2012
Dr. Robert Wicks, Director, Art Museum
This illustrated lecture explores the widespread theme of animal combat in personal adornment and small-scale portable sculpture. Chiefly in the form of bronze or gold belt ornaments, this art tradition often features tigers,bears, wolves and raptors engaged in battling other animals and humans. The geographical distribution of this tradition will be examined, with an emphasis on archaeological discoveries from the nomadic world of the Eurasian steppes, migration-period Europe and the frontiers of early dynastic China.
Tuesday, October 9, 6 p.m.
Victor and Vanquished:
Animal Encounters in
Ancient Eurasian Art