Tag: Objects in focus

Museum / Events - 8 months ago

A processional chariot from south India

Detail of figures on the model of a processional chariot. In 1792, at auction rooms in London, the Indian collection of David Simpson went under the hammer. One of the more remarkable items was a large-scale model of a south Indian processional chari...

Museum / Events - 9 months ago

An introduction to the Parthenon and its sculptures

A building from Athens’ golden age The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens was built between 447 and 438 BC as a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos. The word parthénos (παρθένος) meant ‘maiden, girl’ or ‘virgin, unmarried woman’. A r...