Ugly Object of the Month – January

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator for Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

This month’s ugly object is, well, not as ugly as it could be. As fish go, there are certainly more attractive examples, but for an archaeological artifact made from lead? This is in great shape! We really like it! We chose it for you because – although our galleries are closed for a major exhibit installation – you can go see this little guy in person, right across the street in the Hatcher Graduate Library. He is moonlighting, along with four of his Kelsey friends, in a special exhibition curated by our colleague, papyrologist Brendan Haug.

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Amulet, lead, Islamic, KM 80685

 

The exhibit, From Christianity to Islam: Egypt between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, looks at Egypt’s transition from Romano-Byzantine antiquity to the Islamic Middle Ages. It opens on January 18th and is on view through May 4th. You can see in the Hatcher Graduate Libraries 7th floor exhibit space. You can find address, parking, and other location info here.

Did you remember to vote for 2015’s Ugly Object of The Year?! If not, get to it! Follow this link to cast your vote.  The earlier Uglies are linked here:

June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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One Response to Ugly Object of the Month – January

  1. Caroline says:

    This little guy is really, really cute!

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