Assyrian (Nimrud) A Winged Genius

THU, FEB 15, 2018 (57:56)

In this installment of the Master Series Third Thursdays, Ada Cohen, professor of Art History and the Israel Evans Professor in Oratory and Belles Lettres at Dartmouth College, explores a traditional Assyrian frieze known as the "winged genius" and contextualizes it within the greater scope of the Assyrian empire.

+ BIO: Ada Cohen

Ada Cohen is a professor of Art History and an Israel Evans professor in Oratory and Belles Lettres at Dartmouth College. Her research has focused on the era of Alexander the Great and the impact of Alexander's imagery. She has also worked on topics in Near Eastern and prehistoric art; sexuality and the construction of pictorial identity; travel and landscape; as well as the depiction of childhood and the family in ancient art. Her current book project is titled "He pais kalé":Beauty, Ugliness, and the Ancient Greek Woman.

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