Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry: Exquisite Objects from the Cradle of Civilization

Friday, February 13, 2009 to Sunday, July 5, 2009

A rich array of jewelry from the ancient Near East was presented in this exhibition, some objects more than 7,000 years old, illuminating the culture and customs of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Levant, Persia and the Islamic Middle East. In addition to the breathtaking jewelry, the exhibition featured maps and illustrations that place the jewelry in historical and cultural context.