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Although open access to the precious cedar wood of the Lebanon didn’t mean to me what it did to the residents of southern Mesopotamia, that artifact nevertheless carried with it an arsenal of meaning that still stays with me: about one incredible teacher; about hope, healing and heroism; and about the relationship between the context of an object and its meaning. To fully appreciate this incident one has to realize that it followed a year of phone conversations about the Gilgamesh Epic between Irene Winter and myself, a seventeen-year-old undergraduate, temporarily confined to bed.
In other words, there is always an emphasis on interdisciplinary study in her scholarship, as well as her pedagogy. 3 With Irene’s direction, these simple objects brought me into contact with some of the larger theoretical ideas in art history—about cultural identity, gender and sexuality, and body decoration (for example, Marcus 1988, 1993). Irene encourages us all to work with excavated materials, for both ethical and intellectual reasons. She demonstrates in her teaching and writing that insights always become richer when one can embed a work of art in its original context.