The Beauty and Power of Assyrian Queens

1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687
Oct 18, 4 PM - 5 PM — ends Oct 18, 2021
Assyrian queens, sometimes difficult to find depicted in ancient art, were in reality prominent figures in the life of a palace. A queen's beauty was believed to reflect that of goddesses, and her power was second only to the king's. Art historian Amy Gansell presents archaeological evidence for queenly dress and symbols of royal influence, including stunning gold jewelry discovered in queens' tombs of the eighth century BC.

This program complements the exhibition Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq at the Getty Villa Museum.