Category Archives: Ugly Object

Ugly Object of the Month – March

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Are any of you readers out there a Girl Scout? I was a Girl Scout, and I’ve still got my sash hanging in a closet somewhere, covered with a pretty decent number … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Thanks to everyone who submitted their vote for their favorite “Ugly Object” of 2016. The winner this year is… wait for it…. the spooky love spell figurine!!! https://kelseymuseum.wordpress.com/2016/12/ Stay tuned for more Ugly Objects from the Kelsey.    

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Ugly Object of the Month – February

SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation This month’s ugly object is one of ancient Egypt’s niftiest, most all-purpose and off-the-chain gods: the god of war, but also of childbirth, fertility, sexuality, and humor, he was also known as a protector of … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – January

SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation We’re getting off to a rather late start with Ugly Object this month – I was so excited about voting for 2016’s Ugly of Object the Year* that I almost forgot to pick an inaugural … Continue reading

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Vote for 2016’s Ugly Object of the Year!

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation Happy New Year, readers! I’m pleased to announce an election you’ll want to be part of: voting is now open for the Kelsey Museum’s 2016 Ugly Object of the Year. Vote here! Voting will … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – December

SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation Hello readers! How are you? I ask because a lot of people I know are feeling tired and stressed. The academic term is ending. Some people have to take a lot of exams, other people … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – November

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This month’s Ugly Object is a familiar character – assuming you know your Romano-Egyptian child deities. That’s right folks, Harpocrates is back. Only this time, he’s taken the form of a baby … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – October

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology     It’s October, folks, and that means the season of decorative gourds and dressing up in festive costumes is upon us. This is partly why I chose this ceramic figurine of … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – September

SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation   Money, money, money. If you take the time to really look at the money you carry around, you will probably notice two things: most of it is dirty, and it also looks pretty weird. … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – August

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology     This month’s Ugly is a hideous but sweet little specimen: the ripped sleeve of a child’s tunic. It looks pretty bad. It’s the kind of raggy little thing … Continue reading

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