Previous Objects in Focus

Image["Egyptian stela, E.207.1900"]

Egyptian Stela

This painted limestone slab, or stela, belonged to a man named Amenemhat Nebwy, the 'overseer of the house of divine offerings'.

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Image["Egyptian Stela"]

Egyptian Stela

This slab of stone, known as a stela, was dedicated by a goldsmith called Panehsy...

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Image["A new cup by the Dokimasia Painter"]

Eye Idols

The Fitzwilliam Museum has four Eye Idols (WAE.3-6.1966), which are displayed in the Ancient Near East gallery (Gallery 23).

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Image["A new cup by the Dokimasia Painter"]

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).

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Acquisition Highlights


Image["The Lansdowne Relief"]

The Lansdowne Relief

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Image["The Newton Hall Athena"]

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.

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Image["The Ur Brick"]

The Ur Brick

This sun-dried mud brick, which bears a stamped cuneiform inscription naming Shulgi, King of Ur from 2094

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Acquisition highlights by year

2012 2006 2004 all


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