One of the most striking exhibits in the Eton College Museum of Antiquities is this remarkable drinking vessel, made in the form of a partially-opened lotus flower. Blue glazed faience chalice in form of half-open lotus flower, with relief showing king smiting a kneeling captive. 21st dynasty, c. 1075-944BC. Eton College Museum of Antiquities. Photo:... Continue Reading →
Kim Cruickshank-Inns, Museum Custodian Who are you and what do you do? Kim Cruickshank-Inns, Museum Custodian What made you want to work in the Museums and Galleries at Eton College? This job involves two activities I really enjoy doing; meeting people and learning about objects! I also get opportunities to facilitate creative workshops, which brings... Continue Reading →
Chryssa Siakka, Gallery Steward Who are you and what do you do? My name is Chryssa and I am a Gallery Steward. On Sundays, I welcome the visitors and provide information to them about the current and future exhibitions, the history of the College and the local area. I also keep a record of the... Continue Reading →
The Egyptians believed that the afterlife was a mirror-image of life on earth. They thought the soul lived on within the body & would continue to need familiar things. They hoped to be reanimated after death & do all the things they could do while they were alive. Shabti dolls were funerary figures who accompanied the... Continue Reading →
Travel to Ancient Egypt in this Antiquities double-bill, where we explore the ancient world through selected objects in the Museum of Antiquities and in the exhibition Ancient Beings.
Travel to Ancient Greece in this Antiquities double-bill, where we explore the ancient world through selected objects in the Museum of Antiquities and in the exhibition Ancient Beings.
Figure of Sakhmet. Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca.600 BCE. Faience. [ECM 1716] Here is a figure found in the Myers Collection. In the Late Period, 26th Dynasty ca. 600 BCE, this figure was worshiped by Ancient Egyptians. ‘Sakhmet was a goddess of fury, the Powerful One, the fiery Eye of the sun god Re whom... Continue Reading →
The Clap for our Carers tribute takes place at 8pm every Thursday, encouraging everyone in the UK to applaud the NHS and all key workers from their doorsteps, windows or balconies. People have also been showing their support by sharing rainbows in inventive displays in windows, gardens and more. We've been chasing rainbows across the collections as... Continue Reading →