Monday, 2 March 2015

STRANGE OBJECTS IN THE MUSEUM

Phantasmagorical in a Glass Home

A big advantage of using the Members Room at the British Museum as your office is the chance to approach it from different directions. 

Just before Christmas I went via Room 11, home to a wonderful collection of Bronze Age bits and pieces.


I stood in front and very close to this fascinating piece. A five thousand year old treasure, a statue, grey and pockmarked. She appeared phantasmagorical, dimly lit with other tiny pieces at its shoulder within a glass home.