Annual Howard C. and Elizabeth Watts Petersen Lecture Featuring Sidney Babcock, Ph.D., The Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator, The Morgan Museum and Library

Among the smallest objects produced by sculptors, cylinder seals represent the largest body of pictorial information that survives from the ancient Near East, and provide a unique chronological and artistic sequence for more than 3,000 years. Often overlooked by the museum-going public due to their small size, this lecture will illuminate their historical backdrop, profound importance, and great visual appeal. This lecture is open to the public.

Included with Museum admission. Free for Museum members, PennCard holders, U.S. active duty/reservist military personnel, and veterans. 


  • Occurred Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Penn Museum

3260 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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