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”
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.
Jaś Elsner and Stefanie Lenk are blogging from behind the scenes during the installation of the Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions, opening on October 19th.
The first in a series of weekly instalments featuring insights from the authors of ‘Images of Mithra‘, published in March 2017, looks at perhaps the most well-known depiction of Mithras – the ‘tauroctony’ – and the peculiar direction of the god’s gaze.