10/01/2013 04:57 pm ET Updated Dec 01, 2013

82nd & Fifth: BRICKS by Sarah B. Graff

These lions are made of individual bricks of clay, a formless material that through shaping, molding, and firing, became a beautiful, perfected thing. "It always had this possibility to come alive in a very real sense," says curator Sarah B. Graff.

Scroll through images to see documentation of Babylon and its surroundings across more than a century of exploration.

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