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New Evidence on Cultural Exchange between the Roman and Indic Worlds

Osmund Bopearachchi, Director of Research, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, delivers the Annual Lecture on South and Southeast Asian Art. His lecture, "New Evidence on Cultural Exchange between the Roman and Indic Worlds: The Discovery of the Second-Century BCE shipwreck at Godavaya, Sri Lanka," focuses on a recently found shipwreck that has revolutionized the current understanding of maritime trade history and the circulation of luxury goods in South Asia, particularly between India and Sri Lanka.
 
Christopher Lightfoot, Curator, Department of Greek and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, delivers a response to the lecture.

Recorded March 15, 2013

This lecture is made possible by the generous support of Jeff Soref and Paul Lombardi, Jeff Soref Fund of the Stonewall Community Foundation.

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