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Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

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Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings brings together nearly 60 elaborate vessels of animal shape from collections in the United States and Europe. While the songs, speeches, and prayers that enlivened ancient feasts are now largely lost to us, these vessels have survived, offering a glimpse into the rich symbolism and communal practices that found expression at these gatherings. Taking animal-shaped vessels as performative props in the

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Admission: $15 adults, $13 seniors (65+). Free for members; youth under 18; Cambridge residents (proof of residency required); all students; and Harvard ID holders (plus one guest). On Saturdays, from 10am–noon, Massachusetts residents receive free admission (proof of residency required). For further information about visiting, see harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit.

Hours: Daily, 10am–5pm. Closed major holidays.

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Thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment from the Humanities, the museums are offering free admission to all visitors on Wednesday afternoons, 1–5pm, and on the first Saturday of each month, 10am–5pm, throughout the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition. Information about these and other events, including the opening celebration on September 6, hands-on workshops, a symposium, gallery tours, and more, can be found on the museums’ calendar.

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