She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, 3400-2000 BC

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The Morgan Library & Museum will present She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, 3400-2000 BC opening September 10, 2021, and running through January 16, 2022. The exhibition brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of artworks that capture the rich and shifting expressions of women’s lives in ancient Mesopotamia during the late fourth and third millennia BC. It centers on the high priestess and poet Enheduanna (who flourished around 2300 BC) the world’s first author known by name, who wielded considerable religious and political power.

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