Man, God and Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection
This exhibition will feature 117 ancient works of art created by a rich diversity of cultures spanning over three thousand years. United by the themes of Man, God and Nature, it will explore the way in which people of the ancient world addressed and interpreted the forces around them. Highlights range from a Kiliya 'stargazer' idol carved from marble circa 3000 BC and an Egyptian royal head carved from jasper circa 1450 BC, to a ceremonial Mayan mask and Sasanian silver from the first centuries of the Christian era. The curators of the exhibition are Mr. Imai Atsushi and Mr. Onozuka Takuzo of Tokyo National Museum, and Dr. Amin Jaffer, Senior Curator of the Al Thani Collection.