second is the entrance to the exhibition with a sculpture Heech in a cage 2005 by Parviz Tanavoli.
first is a column by Dia al Azzawi Blessed Tigris. A poem is inscribed on it by Muhammad Mahdi
I greet you from afar, O greet me back,
I greet your banks, seeking to quench my thirst.
Like doves between water and clay aflutter seen.
To drink from springs which didn’t my thirst relieve.
Inflames me and what grieves you makes me grieve.
O wanderer, play with a gentle touch
Caress the lute softly and sing again
That you may sooth a volcano seething with rage
And pacify a heart burning with pain. ( translated by Hussein Hadawi).