The Cyrus Cylinder, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Cyrus Cylinder and its accompanying objects are now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibition is entitled The Cyrus Cylinder and the Ancient Persia: Charting a New Empire.

A unique aspect of the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum will be its display within the galleries of Ancient Near Eastern Art, where objects from the permanent collection—including the famous lions from Babylon—will provide a stunning backdrop. Also on display will be works of art from the Metropolitan’s Department of Drawings and Prints and Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts that celebrate Cyrus and his legacy as a liberal and enlightened ruler.