Previous Objects in Focus
This painted limestone slab, or stela, belonged to a man named Amenemhat Nebwy, the 'overseer of the house of divine offerings'.
This slab of stone, known as a stela, was dedicated by a goldsmith called Panehsy...
The Fitzwilliam Museum has four Eye Idols (WAE.3-6.1966), which are displayed in the Ancient Near East gallery (Gallery 23).
A new cup by the Dokimasia Painter
In 2004, the Fitzwilliam Museum acquired a new cup by the Dokimasia Painter (GR.1.2004). The cup is displayed in case 21 in the Greek gallery (Gallery 21).
The Lansdowne Relief
The Newton Hall Athena
This statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and of war, has recently been allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum by HM Government, as a gift to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax.
The Ur Brick
This sun-dried mud brick, which bears a stamped cuneiform inscription naming Shulgi, King of Ur from 2094