Some Plaster Casts at the University of Manchester

The Samuel Alexander building is a home to the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC), it has a wonderful collection of plaster casts of Ancient Greek Art. In this short post I am going to discuss three of the casts and talk about the history and symbolism of the originals and why plaster casts … Continue reading Some Plaster Casts at the University of Manchester

Object Study: A Peculiar Mummiform Figure

This is my last post of my series 'Egyptian Society and Culture' as my module has now finished. I have found studying Egypt immensely interesting and has broadened my viewpoint considerably. This post is an object study of a strange object in the British Museum.  The object can also be viewed here. EA63979                                                               1936,0711.3 Dimensions: … Continue reading Object Study: A Peculiar Mummiform Figure

Liverpool, Classical Architecture and Colonialism

In this blog post I discuss how Classical Reception influenced the Architecture of Liverpool. I'd like to thank Hardeep Dhinda for his help and advice on the topic, as it is one I wasn't familiar with. One of the reasons I became interested in the ancient world was due to how it still affects the … Continue reading Liverpool, Classical Architecture and Colonialism

A Mad Miscellany of Dedications and Votives

Votive Offerings and dedications are buildings and art that have been commissioned with the express purpose of honouring someone; be it a god, or man, or a city. Here, I chart a course of dedications from Asia Minor and how they change over time. The Geneleos Group The Geneleos Group is votive offering from the … Continue reading A Mad Miscellany of Dedications and Votives