Perspectives Art Explained

Why the brick lions that protected the streets of Babylon feel alive

Oct 1, 2013 2 MINUTES
"It always had this possibility to come alive in a very real sense."

Curator Sarah Graff on two panels with striding lions.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Peter Zeray

"Dawn over the Euphrates, Babylon, 1900" by Walter Andrae courtesy of Berlin State Library, Department of Manuscripts, Walter Andrae estate

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