Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings
Open daily, 10am-5pm. Closed major holidays. Fri, Sep 7, 2018 - Sun, Jan 6, 2019
Venue: Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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This exhibition brings together nearly 60 elaborate vessels of animal shape from collections in the United States and Europe. While the songs, speeches, and prayers that enlivened ancient feasts are now largely lost to us, these vessels have survived, offering a glimpse into the rich symbolism and communal practices that found expression in the multifaceted world of feasting.