Writings

Vases and mace heads

Thursday, 10 Jan 2019

In a bit of serendipity, the curators realised during research for the show that an object they had long assumed was a vase had actually been displayed upside down. They now understand that it is actually the head of a fired-clay mace, or heavy club, made for King Gishakidu of Umma.

As part of an exhibition on humanities inability to exist within agreed territories.