Between Apollo and Osiris: Egyptianising East Greek pottery, translating gods and cross-cultural interaction in the 6th century B.CRelatively few Greek fine ware vessels have been uncovered in Egyptian contexts of the late 7th and 6th centuries B.C., the majority of East Greek production. Remarkably, though, the shape and imagery of a good number of them seem to reference local Egyptian customs and ideas, notably Osirian religion and...
BookThe murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 sent shockwaves across medieval Europe. He rose from ordinary beginnings in London to become chancellor to King Henry II and then Archbishop of Canterbury, making him one of the most powerful men in England. Becket’s fortunes changed when...
de Beer, Lloyd ; Speakman, Naomi ; Koopmans, Rachel
Book chapterThe city of Ur first commanded serious Assyriological attention in 1850s. A series of explorations by British consul Taylor showed the promise held the by site and would reveal the city’s ancient name. Ur was soon enthusiastically connected with Ur of the Chaldees, known from the Bible as home to...
Book chapterAn investigation of the interaction between word and image in the composite anagram poem-drawings of the Surrealist artist Unica Zürn.
Seligman, Isabel ; Seligman, Isabel ; Mason, Louis ; Kivland, Sharon ; Newman, Michael ; Macfarlane, Kate …
Site-by site research on first millennium AD textiles from Egypt at the British Museum: conservation and documentation of archaeological collectionsThe chapter outlines recent approaches to conservation of and research on First Millennium AD textiles excavated in the early 20th century under the auspices of the Egypt Exploration Fund, Byzantine Research Fund and British School of Archaeology and now held in the British Museum. Systematic documentation and publication of First...
Harrison, Anna ; O'Connell, Elisabeth ; Pritchard, Frances
Book chapterThis essay examines drawing as a technology, using the lens of author Ursula Le Guin's 1986 essay 'A Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction' to reflect on many of the drawings exhibited as part of the Drawing Room's 'Drawing Biennial 2021'.
Journal article‘How could an unknown girl from a tiny country tell something to the world and be heard?’ This was the question that preoccupied Marie Uchytilová (1924-89), twenty-one years old and living in war-torn Czechoslovakia in 1945. The answer came through art, ‘which can speak all the languages of the world’,...
BookThunderbird brings to life a temple hymn from ancient Mesopotamia that celebrates the power and splendour of the divine House of Ningirsu, built by the Sumerian ruler Gudea. Dating back 4,000 years, the hymn describes the earliest recorded dream in history – a divine commission sent to Gudea as an...
Rey, Sebastien ; Rebet, Christine