This unprovenanced jar in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection dates to between c. 3450 to 3330 BCE. It is a particularly fine example of late Neqada II decorated ware, … Continue Reading Naqada Pottery of Predynastic Egypt; a 5,400-year-old Representation of a River Festival
My reproduction is based on a wall painting from an 18th Dynasty tomb chapel located in the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. It belonged … Continue Reading The Painted Tomb-Chapel of Nebamun, 1350 BC
This beautiful relief was part of the decoration of the tomb well-preserved tomb of King Seti I (KV17) in the Valley of the Kings. It depicts Seti walking towards the … Continue Reading The Goddess Hathor and Seti I
These wall paintings are from an 18th Dynasty tomb chapel located in the Theban Necropolis located on the west bank of the Nile at Thebes. The tomb chapel belonged to … Continue Reading Paintings from the Tomb-chapel of Nebamun, British Museum
The Younger Memnon is one of a pair of colossal granite heads from the ancient Egyptian Ramesseum mortuary temple in Thebes. It depicts the 19th Dynasty Pharaoh Ramesses II wearing … Continue Reading The Young Memnon, British Museum
The National Museum of Scotland has a wonderful collection of Pictish symbol stones; monumental stelae carved by the Pictish inhabitants of Scotland during the 6th-9th centuries.
The mysterious Ballachulish figure is a roughly life-sized figure of a girl or goddess, carved from a single piece of alder, with pebbles for eyes. It was found in 1880, in … Continue Reading The Ballachulish Figure, an Iron Age Sculpture
Whales: Beneath the Surface was the Natural History Museum’s latest exhibition, timed to coincide with the unveiling of the new entrance hall, where childhood favourite Dippy has been replaced by a … Continue Reading Skeletons from the Natural History Museum
Hetepni was an accountant and tax collector in the revenue office of the king over 4000 years ago in Egypt. Found in Saqqara, this mortuary statue tells us that … Continue Reading Hetepni, an Ancient Egyptian Tax Collector
I was pleased to be involved in the exciting collaboration between artists Elena Hutchcroft, Karolina Nieduza and the Alfred Gillett Trust for Somerset Art Weeks 2017. ‘Lasts’ is an art installation … Continue Reading ‘Lasts’ Art Installation by Elena Hutchcroft and Karolina Nieduza
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The Sleeping Hermaphrodite depicts the son of Hermes and Aphrodite. It is a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original dating to 2nd century BC.