For our fifth instalment of this series of posts on unexpected juxtapositions in the Imagining the Divine exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Maria Lidova is struck by two very different objects in the first gallery that tackle similar themes of death and marriage.
The fourth in a series of blog posts inspired by the juxtaposition of objects in the Ashmolean exhibition Imagining the Divine, which closes on February 18th 2018. Here, Prof. Jaś Elsner considers two juxtaposed figures within one object, an ivory plaque from a late Roman ivory casket. Continue reading “Unexpected Meetings #4: The Maskell Ivory”
The third in a series of blog posts that draw out additional connections between objects displayed in the Ashmolean Museum’s Imagining the Divine exhibition. Rachel Wood discusses two very different objects from the same site: the city of Kish in the Sasanian Empire. Continue reading “Unexpected Meetings #3: Kish”
The second in a new series of blog posts that draws connections between objects in the Ashmolean Museum’s Imagining the Divine exhibition. Katherine Cross examines three intricate carpet pages from holy manuscripts: from a Gospel, a Quran, and a Torah. Continue reading “Unexpected meetings #2: Magic Carpets”
In a new series of short blog posts, the curators of Imagining the Divine draw out connections between pairs of objects in the Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition. Jaś Elsner kicks off proceedings with two of the first artefacts on display. Continue reading “Unexpected Meetings #1: Dionysos & Dionysos”
Maria Lidova discusses the fascinating Vinica Tiles from Macedonia (FYROM), as featured in the Imagining the Divine exhibition.