The Age of Empires: Comparisons and Interactions between East and West in Antiquity—Part I, Afternoon Session

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220), on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 3–July 16, 2017.

The First Emperor of China and the Wider World: Asia and the Greco-Roman World

Session Chairs: 
Christopher S. Lightfoot, Curator, Department of Greek and Roman Art, The Met
Kim Benzel, Associate Curator in Charge, Department of Ancient Near East, The Met

"Exchange before the 'Silk Road': Evidence of Early Chinese–Central Asian–Mediterranean Connections"
Fiona Kidd, Assistant Professor of History and Art and Art History, NYU Abu Dhabi

"Some Thoughts on Evidence for Monumental Sculpture in Eastern Iran and Central Asia under the Seleucids, the Early Greco-Bactrians, and the Early Arsacids"
Sören Stark, Associate Professor of Central Asian Art and Archaeology, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

"Eternal Entertainment: Revisiting the First Emperor's Acrobat Figurines Yielded by Pit K9901"
Armin Selbitschka, Assistant Professor of Ancient Chinese History, Global Network Professor, NYU Shanghai

Recorded April 7, 2017

The symposium is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, and the NYU Center for Ancient Studies. It is made possible by the Joseph Hotung Fund at The Met with additional support from the Rose-Marie Lewent Conference Fund at NYU, the NYU Global Institute for Advanced Studies, the NYU Center for the Humanities, and NYU Shanghai.

Education programs for Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220) are made possible by The Freeman Foundation.

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