Ancient Bronzes in the Dumbarton Oaks Collections

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Apr 25 2017 - Mar 2018

The manufacture of copper and its alloys, such as bronze, was well known in Mesopotamia and Egypt in the fifth and fourth millennia BC. The temporary display and juxtaposing of bronze sculptures that span more than fifteen hundred years aims to draw attention to the highly specialized techniques applied by the makers of metal sculpture. It invites to ask questions of craftsmanship, use, and the meaning of these works in bronze.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Sculpture
  • Various artists

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