What makes Rayyane Tabet's small exhibit so interesting is the fascinating story of war, politics, and espionage told through the installation. Settled into the Assyrian Room at the Met, supplementing the reliefs rather than distracting from them, is a passionate story of ancient art extracted from Syria by Germans and later destroyed during World War II or ceded to Allies as part of the Alien Property Custodian Act. You will continue thinking about this exhibit and its lessons long after your visit.

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