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.
Rachel Wood shares thoughts on the opening of ‘Living with gods: people, places, and worlds beyond‘ at The British Museum.
In what state do we want to find our material evidence? Taking the example of Byzantine reliquaries, Hugh Jeffery takes a look at the value of used and worn objects, and what they can reveal about religion as a result.
Jaś Elsner reflects on the opening night of ‘Imagining the Divine’ at the Ashmolean Museum on 18th October 2017.