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CLASSICAL AND ANCIENT WORLD

Bronze Age Minoan Crete [6 slides]
A set of six slides with notes by Julie Hurst

1. Restored Fragment Toreador Fresco; A girl taking part in the bull sports, c.1500 BC.

2. Linear B Tablet; Recording Chariot Wheels, clay, c.1400 BC.

3. Votive Shrine Figures; Clay figure of man with dagger from peak sanctuary at Pet sofas; Votive bronze double-headed ax [labors] from Dictean Cave; Bronze figure of a woman in attitude of prayer from the Dictean Cave.

4. Vasiliki pottery beak spouted jug, mottled red and black, ht. 185mm; diam. 147mm.

5. Seal Stone; 3-sided prism of white steatite 17mm w. with a] ship, b] wild boar and bird, c] 2 large storage vessels.

6. Stone Vase; Serpentine Bird Nest’s Bowl with petal carving on outside from Milatos, Lte Minoan 1.

 

Ancient Greeks and Persians at War (02 ANT 003)
A set of six slides depicting combat between Greek Hoplites and Persians, taken from 6th and 5th century BC Greek pots. Includes detailed description of use of arms and armour, compiled by Ceri Johnson.

1. Hoplite Warrior takes leave of an older man, detail of an Attic red-figure wine-mixing bowl, column-crater, by the Oionokles painter 5th c. BC (Inv.1917.60/ARV 649, 47 presented by Sir Arthur Evans)

2. Running Warrior with spear, helmet and shield, detail of an Attic red-figure “Nolan” amphora, by the Alkimachos painter, 5th c. BC (Inv.1919.23/ARV 529,6)

3. Fight between Two Men armed as Hoplites, Athenian black-figure wine jug, oinochoe, the workshop of the Athena painter, 5th c. BC (Inv.1879.148/ABV 529,53)

4. Greek Hoplite attacks a Persian who raises his spear and rectangular wicker shield, gerrhon, in defense, detail of an Attic red-figure cup, by the painter of the Oxford Brygos, from Cerveteri, 5th c. BC (Inv.1911.615/ARV 399)

5. A Mounted Archer wearing either Persian or Scythian dress; tiara, cardigan, trousers carrying bow case and quiver, or gorytos, detail of an Attic red-figure plate from Chiusi, by Paseas, 6th or 5th c. B.C. (Inv.1879.175/ARV 163, 8)

6. Two Men Fight over a Fallen Warrior, both wear Corinthian helmets, bell corselets, swords, greaves, with raised spears; one with Hoplite shield, opponent with Boeotian shield, detail of an Attic black-figure water jug, hydria, manner of the Lysippides painter, 6th or 5th c. (Inv.1965.119/ARV 261,35)

 

Ancient Greek Musical Instruments (02 ANT 002)
Six slides showing various Ancient Greek instruments from 6th and 5th century BC Greek pots, with notes compiled by Ceri Johnson on how instruments were made and used by Ancient Greeks. The lyre, cithara, salpinx and aulos are among those described.

1.Winged Nike Playing a Lyre, detail, Attic RF Lekythos, Pan Painter, Gela, Sicily, 5th c. BCE (Inv. 1888.1401 (V.312; ARV 556, 102)

2.Flying Nike holding a Cithara, detail, Attic RF Amphora, Berlin Painter, Gela, Sicily, 5th c. BCE (Inv. 1890.30 (V.274; ARV 203, 100) *see #3 ­ the Nike would ensure the victory of the Citharode in a singing competition

3.Youthful Citharode [professional singer], detail, Attic RF Amphora, Berlin Painter, Gela, Sicily, 5th c. BCE (Inv. 1890.30 (V.274; ARV 203, 100) *see #2

4.Armed Youth sounds Trumpet [Salpinx] as Battle signal from Theseus’ Capture of Antiope, detail, Attic RF Cup, Oltos, 6th or 5th c. BCE (Inv. 1927.4065 (ARV 62, 77)

5.Apollo holds his Lyre with Muses to either side holding Auloi [double-flutes], detail, Attic RF Stamnos, Villa Giulia Painter, 5th c. BCE (Inv. Fortnum C.207 (V.524; ARV 620, 30)

6.Woman sits playing the Cithara, detail, Attic white-ground Lekythos, Achilles Painter, 5th c. BCE (Inv. 1889-1016 (V. 266; ARV 1000, 195)

 

Ancient Greek Men at Work (02 ANT 006)
A set of six slides from 5th and 4th century BC Greek pots showing scenes of Greek men at work: a shoemaker, a helmet-maker, a potter, etc. Explanatory notes by Ceri Johnson.

1. Shoemaker cuts a piece of leather round the foot of a customer, whose companion looks on, Athenian pottery black-figure pelike, attributed to the Eucharides painter, from Rhodes, 5th c. BC (Inv.G.247/V.563)

2. A helmet-maker crouches on a low stool, putting finishing touches with a file to a Corinthian helmet, Athenian pottery red-figure drinking cup, attributed to the Antiphon painter, from Orvieto, Italy, 5th c. BC (Inv.G.267/V.518)

3. Interior of a Potter’s Workshop, Athenian pottery red-figure bell-crater, attributed to the Komaris painter, from Greece, 5th c. (Inv.G.287/V.526)

4. Boy leads pair of Horses wearing muzzles, Athenian pottery red-figure drinking cup, skyphos, attributed to Epiktetos, 5th c. (Inv.G.276/V.520)

5. Young Man lies against wine amphora, perhaps an African slave, terracotta statuette, from Taranto, Italy, 4th c. B.C. (Inv.1884.583)

6. Potshard with School Scene: teacher plays double-flute, aulos, while one student holds scroll inscribed with a invocation to sing, and another writes with a stylus on an open writing tablet, deltion, fragment of an Athenian red-figure pottery cup from Naucratis (Inv.G.138.3a)

 

Ancient Greek Women (02 ANT 005)
Six slides from 5th century BC pots depicting scenes showing the life of Ancient Greek women. Commentary by Cheri Johnson, describing aspects of life such as women's cosmetics, dress, marriage and domestic chores.

1. Woman doing her hair, probably a bride, holding a mirror and a perfume jar hangs behind her, Attic red-figure pottery perfume vessel, amphoriskos, attributed to the Eretria painter, 5th c. BC (Inv.G.303/V 537)

2. Youth stands at an altar, ready to pour a libation as he leaves for war; he holds out a phiale towards a woman, perhaps his mother, who fills it from an oinochoe, Attic red-figure pottery storage jar, pelike, attributed to the Ethiop painter, 5th c. BC (Inv.1927.3)

3. A Woman wearing a short-sleeved chiton bends over a trough in which she kneads bread. Around the slab are animals; a tortoise and scorpion, and rounded pieces of dough, terracotta statuette from Aulis, Boeotia, 5th c. BC (Inv.G.39)

4. Two wreathed women wind wool; the one on the left spins wool to a spindle; one on right makes a skein from wool in a basket, Apulian red-figure pottery water jar, hydria, 5th c. BC (Inv.1974.343)

5. Groom leads Bride with Eros, hovering between them, holding two loutrophoroi, detail from an Attic red-figure pottery water jar, loutrophoros, 5th c. BC (Inv.1930.254)

6. Woman sits near the door of her house, Attic red-figure pottery drinking vessel, skyphos, 5th c. BC (Inv.1934.339)

 

Ancient Greek Symposia (02 ANT 004)
The Ancient Greek symposium was a drinking party for wealthy men. The symposium is illustrated in this set of six slides, taken from a collection of 5th century BC Greek pots and silverware. Notes compiled by Ceri Johnson describe the wine and entertainment at Symposia

1. Youth carries a couch and three-legged table on his back, Athenian red-figure pottery storage jar, pelike, attributed to the Pan painter, from Gela, Sicily, 5th c. BC (Inv.1890.29/V.282)

2. Two naked Boys [slaves] kneel by a wine-mixing bowl, column crater; one dips an oinochoe, the other holds cups, Athenian pottery red-figure drinking cup, skyphos, attributed to Epiktetos, 5th c. BC (Inv.G.276/ARV 76,84)

3. Silver Drinking Cup, from Nymphaeum, a Greek colony on the north coast of the Black Sea, late 5th c. BC (Inv.1885.486)

4. Man and Youth recline on a couch at a Symposium, engaged in conversation, Athenian pottery red-figure wine vessel, stamnos, attributed to the Copenhagen painter, 5th c. BC (Inv.1965.127/ARV 258,21)

5. Reveller carries a drinking cup and oinochoe, Athenian pottery red-figure drinking cup, from Gela, attributed to a painter related to the proto-Panaiyian Group, 5th c. BC (Inv.1891.688 (V.302)/ARV 318)

6. Two Revellers fetch wine from a column crater, Athenian pottery red-figure drinking cup, from Cerveteri in Etruria, attributed to the Ambrosios painter, 5th c. BC (Inv.1911.616/ARV 173,1)

 

The Roman House (02 ANT 008)
A set of six slides illustrating life in the Roman home, including wall paintings, a model villa and decorative household pottery, with accompanying notes by Pat Hawkins.

1. Model of Pliny’s [the Younger] Villa at Laurentum, built in the 1st c. AD, made in 1940s by Clifford Pember. (Inv. 1962.37. D: 0.90 x 0.90 m.)

2. Wall Painting with a Mythological Scene, 1st c. AD, Golden House of Nero, Rome, panel showing a female offering the infant Adonis to the goddess Venus after his birth from a tree; another woman stands nearby. (Inv. 1930. 75l. H.:0. 90m)

3. Pewter Jug, Bowls and Plates from Appleford, 4th c. AD, inscriptions on largest plate “Lovernianus gave his purchase as a gift” and “Pacata” as well as “Pacata” on a smaller one.

4. Glass Bowl engraved with a Hunting Scene, 4th c. AD, Roman house at Wint Hill, Banwell, Somerset, repaired, showing a hare being driven into a net by a horseman and two hounds; inscriptions round the rim meaning “Long life to you and yours” and “Drink and good health to you.” (Inv. 1957. 168. D: 0.193m).

5. Red Gloss Pottery from a Ship Wreck off the Kentish coast at “Pudding Pan”, 2nd c. AD, Red Samian vessels from central Gaul.

 

Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (02 ANT 007)
Twelve slides showing Ancient Egyptian statuettes of various Egyptian gods and goddesses; for example Sekhmet goddess of war and medicine with a lion’s head, and Horus as a falcon. Set accompanied by detailed commentary compiled by Angela Tooley, explaining Egyptian theology and its role in society.

1. Osiris with scepter and crook and string of glaze beads, clay figure, eyes, beard and chin strap painted black. From Umm el-Qa’ab, Abydos, near Tomb of Djer, Late New Kingdom or Late Period (/ht.42.8 cm: 1910.480)

2. Isis suckling the child Horus, bronze statuette, wears vulture headdress and uraeus surmounted by horns and a disk, provenance unknown. Late Period (Ht.19.7cm: Queen’s College Loan 1086)

3. Horus of Wadj in the guise of the falcon wearing double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, bronze statuette, eyes originally inlaid, now missing, inscribed, provenance unknown. Late Period (Ht.27.4 cm: 1949.950)

4. Amun, bronze head from a statuette, with long beard and flat-topped crown surmounted by two tall feathers and sun disk. From el Kab, Late Period (Ht.12 cm: 1933.956)

5. Ptah, mummiform, wearing a skull-cap and long beard, holding was-scepter and ankh-sign, bronze statuette with inlays of gold and silver, provenance unknown. Late Period (Ht.18.8 cm: 1986.50)

6. Min, mummiform, wears flat-topped crown surmounted by two tall feathers, limestone relief, from Coptos. Dynasty 17 (Ht.97cm: 1894.106b)

7. Atum and Re, as two opposed cats, limestone stela with traces of text and scenes in black ink and traces of red, from Deir-el-Medineh. Dynasty 19 (Ht.21.2cm: 1961.232)

8. Imhotep, seated with an open scroll of papyrus on lap with name inscribed on the roll, bronze statuette, eyes inlaid with copper and gold, provenance unknown. Late Period (Ht.16.2cm: 1971.1005)

9. Taurt, in the form of a hippopotamus standing on its hind legs holding a sa-amulet, faience statuette, in blue and black glaze, provenance unknown. Late Period (Ht.9.1cm: 1965.177)

10. Bes, squats with bowl in front of his chest from which he laps up liquid, bronze statuette, provenance unknown. Late Period (Ht.4.7cm: Fortum B35)

11. Canopic Jars and Lids of Djedbastetefankh, limestone, depicting the four sons of Horus: Imset with human head, Hapy with baboon head, Duamutef with jackal head, Qebehsenuf with hawk head, from Hawara. Dynasty 30 (Ht.50cm: 1889.1320-3)

12. Bastet, bronze statuette of a Cat sacred to, finely incised and pierced ears, whiskers, collar and wadjet-pendant, provenance unknown. Late Period (Ht.14.8cm: 1879.335)

 

Art of the Amarna Period (888005984X) 6 slides
With notes by Helen Whitehouse.

1.Painted Sandston Statue of Akhenaton, head missing, house, Amarna.

2.Fragment of Column carved with Scene of Offering to Aten, limestone with paint traces, Great Palace of Amarna.

3.Detail of fragmentary Wall Painting showing the 6 Princesses with Akhenaten and Nefertiti, King’s House, Amarna.

4.Head of a Queen, fragment from limestone statue, Amarna.

5.Face of Akhenaten, red quartzite inlay, the Maru-Aten at Amarna.

6.Fragment of Pavement with Wild Geese taking flight from a Marsh, painted plaster, the Maru-Aten at Amarna.

 

Anglo-Saxon Craftsmanship (8880059858) 6 slides
A set of 6 slides depicting jewelry, glass, and metal ware. Notes by Moira Hook.

1.Group of Anglo-Saxon Brooches 5th-6th c.; A pair of saucer brooches excavated at Fairford, Gloucestershire; Square-headed brooch found at Fairford.

2.Anglo-Saxon Garnet Jewelry 6th-7th c.; A jeweled disc brooch of composite type found at Sarre, Kent; Jewelled pendant cross found at Ixworth, Suffolk.

3.The Cuddesdon Bowl 7th c., found in a grave at Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire.

4.The Alfred Jewel late 9th c., most precious relic of Age of Alfred [871-99] found in Newton Park.

5.Late Saxon Goldsmiths’ Work 9th c., The Minster Lovell Jewel found in Oxfordshire; A pair of strap-ends found on Ipsden Heath, Oxfordshire.

6.The Abingdon Sword late 9th or early 10th c, an iron sword found at Abingdon, Berkshire.

 

DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS

Masterpieces of Painting from the Ashmolean Museum (02 WAT 012)
A set of slides showing six masterpieces in the Ashmolean's collection, including "Hunt in the Forest" by Paolo Uccello, painted c.1460, together with 17th and 18th century paintings by Poussin, Claude and Guardi. Accompanied by a commentary compiled by Catherine Whistler, which brings interesting aspects of the paintings to light.

1. Paolo UCCELLO, A Hunt in the Forest

2. Piero di COSIMO, The Forest Fire

3. Nicholas POUSSIN, Exposition of Moses

4. Claude LORRAIN, Landscape with Ascanius shooting the Stag of Sylvia

5. Giovanni Battista TIEPOLO, Young Woman with a Macaw

6. Francesco GUARDI, Pope Pius blessing the multitude at Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo Venice

 

Treasures of the Ashmolean: Slide set 1: Earlier Italian Paintings (02 WAT 005)
A set of six slides of paintings by 15th century Florentine and Venetian artists including Bellini, Ghirlandaio, Lorenzo di Credi and Paola Uccello.

1. Giovanni BELLINI, St. Jerome in the Desert

2. Bicci di LORENZO, St. Nicholas rebuking the Tempest

3. GIORGIONE [attributed to], The Virgin and Child

4. Lorenzo di CREDI, The Virgin and Child

5. Domenico GHIRLANDAIO, Portrait of a Young Man

6. Paolo UCCELLO, A Hunt in the Forest

 

Treasures of the Ashmolean: Slide set 2: Old Master Drawings (02 WAT 006)
A set of six slides of drawings by Italian and Northern European master-draughtsmen: Bellini, Lucas Van Leyden, Dürer, Holbein the Younger, Claude and Rembrandt.

1. Giovanni BELLINI, Studies for a recumbent figure of the infant Christ

2. Lucas Van LEYDEN, St. Jerome

3. Albrecht DUERER, Watercolour of Alpine Val di Cembra

4. Hans HOLBEIN the Younger, A Young English-woman

5. Claude LORRAIN, Landscape with Ascanius shooting the Stag of Sylvia

6. REMBRANDT, Study of Saskia Sleeping

 

Raphael Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum (90009 099 5)
A set of twelve slides of various preliminary sketches made by Raphael, in media such as ink and chalk. With an introduction and explanation of each slide by Geoffrey Hinton.

1. Santi RAPHAEL, Studies for Two Guards in a Resurrection

2. Santi RAPHAEL, Portrait of an Unknown Youth

3. Santi RAPHAEL, The Virgin and the Child with St. John

4. Santi RAPHAEL, Lamentation over the Dead Christ

5. Santi RAPHAEL, St. John Gualberto, and other Studies

6. Santi RAPHAEL, A Group of Warriors

7. Santi RAPHAEL, Two Men Conversing on a Fight of Steps and a Head Shouting

8. Santi RAPHAEL, A combat of Nude Men

9. Santi RAPHAEL, Studies of a Kneeling Woman

10. Santi RAPHAEL, A Man Sitting on a Stone

11. Santi RAPHAEL, The Virgin and the Child

12. Santi RAPHAEL, Studies of the Heads of Two Apostles and of their Hands

 

Michelangelo Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum (907849 61 X)
Twelve slides showing sketches made by Michelangelo between 1500 and 1555, using ink and chalk; including studies made for the Sistine ceiling and the tomb of Julius II. Notes compiled by Geoffery Hinton.

1. MICHELANGELO, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne

2. MICHELANGELO, A Battle Scene: Horseman attacking Foot Soldiers

3. MICHELANGELO, Studies for the Sistine Ceiling and Tomb of Julius II

4. MICHELANGELO, An Ideal Head

5. MICHELANGELO, A Man’s Head in Profile

6. MICHELANGELO, A Sybil

7. MICHELANGELO, Study of a Recumbent Male Figure

8. MICHELANGELO, Three Men in Conversation

9. MICHELANGELO, The Worship of the Brazen Serpent

10. MICHELANGELO, Design for a Window

11. MICHELANGELO, Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and St. John

12. MICHELANGELO, The Descent from the Cross

 

17th century Dutch and Flemish Still-life Pictures (02 WAT 10)
A collection of twelve slides, showing a range of Dutch and Flemish still-life oil paintings in the Ashmolean Museum. Introduction and notes on each artist and painting compiled by Anne Heseltine.

1. Hendrick ANDRIESSEN, Still life with a Mask

2. Balthasar van der AST, A Vase of Flowers

3. Willem KALF, Still life with an Oriental rug

4. Abraham van BEYEREN, Still Life with a Lobster

5. Pieter CLAESZ, Still life with a Ham

6. Abraham MIGNON, A Vase of Flowers

7. Ambrosius BOSSCHAERT, A Vase of Flowers

8. S. Adriaen COORTE, Still life of Asparagus

9. Jan Jansz VAN DE VELDE, Still life with Pipe-Lighter

10. Simon VERELST, Still life with Apple Blossom and Poppies

11. Jan VONCK, Still life of Game on a Stone Sill

12. Jan Van KESSEL, One of a Set of Four Studies of Insects, Butterflies and Flowers

 

JMW Turner Watercolours (02 WAT 009)
Twelve slides depicting various British and European water and landscapes painted in watercolour by Turner, between 1810 and 1840. Notes written by Noelle Brown and Emma Chambers.

1. J.M.W. TURNER, Transept of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire

2. J.M.W. TURNER, South View of Christchurch from the Meadows

3. J.M.W. TURNER, Sunshine on the Tamer [Thames?]

4. J.M.W. TURNER, Study of Trees

5. J.M.W. TURNER, Sketch of a Pheasant

6. J.M.W. TURNER, The Junction of the Greta and the Tees at Rokeby

7. J.M.W. TURNER, Scene on the Loire (near the Coteaux de Mauves)

8. J.M.W. TURNER, Scene on the Loire

9. J.M.W. TURNER, On the Rhine: Looking over St. Goar to Katz from Rheinfels

10. J.M.W. TURNER, Venice: The Grand Canal

11. J.M.W. TURNER, Venice: The Accademia

12. J.M.W. TURNER, Evening, Cloud on Mt. Rigi seen from Zug

 

Samuel Palmer Drawings (02 WAT 008)
The Ashmolean Museum is renowned for its collection of works by Samuel Palmer. This set of twelve slides shows some of the collection: mostly chalk and ink drawings, including several from his "Shoreham Period". Notes by Emma Chambers.

1. Samuel PALMER, Self-Portrait

2. Samuel PALMER, A Rustic Scene

3. Samuel PALMER, The Valley Thick with Corn

4. Samuel PALMER, Late Twilight

5. Samuel PALMER, Valley with a Bright Cloud

6. Samuel PALMER, The Skirts of a Wood

7. Samuel PALMER, Early Morning

8. Samuel PALMER, Pastoral with a Horse Chestnut Tree

9. Samuel PALMER, The Flock and the Star

10. Samuel PALMER, Shepherds under a Full Moon

11. Samuel PALMER, The Colosseum and Alban Mount

12. Samuel PALMER, Tintagel, Approaching Rain

 

French 19th century Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum (02 WAT 011)
A set of six slides of French 19th century paintings in the Ashmolean collection, including paintings by Corot,

Boudin, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Cezanne.

1. Jean-Baptiste Camille COROT, Au Petit Chaville, near Ville d’Avray

2. Eugene BOUDIN, Berck, Cloudy Landscape

3. Camille PISSARRO, Le Jardin des Tuileries, Temps de Pluie

4. Vincent Van GOGH, Restaurant de la Siree, Asnieres

5. Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, La Toilette

6. Paul CEZANNE, Auvers-sur-Oise

 

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) (02 WAT 002)
A set of six slides of studies and paintings by Pissarro, from the extensive collection given to the Ashmolean Museum by the Pissarro family.

1. Camille PISSARRO, Self-Portrait

2. Camille PISSARRO, Farm at Montfoucault

3. Camille PISSARRO, "View from my Window, Eragny"

4. Camille PISSARRO, Study of Two Female Harvesters

5. Camille PISSARRO, Female Peasants placing pea-sticks in the ground

6. Camille PISSARRO, Portrait of Lucien Pissarro

 

Pre-Raphaelite Paintings (02 WAT 007)
Six slides of pre-Raphaelite paintings in the Ashmolean's collection; including paintings from Hunt, Rossetti and Millais. Set includes commentary by Noelle Brown.

1. William Holman HUNT, A Converted British Family sheltering a Christian Missionary from the persecution of the Druids

2. Charles Aston COLLINS, Convent Thoughts

3. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The First Anniversary of the Death of Beatrice: Dante Drawing an Angel

4. Sir John Everett MILLAIS, The Return of the Dove to the Ark

5. Arthur HUGHES, Home from the Sea ("A Mother’s Grave")

6. Ford Maddox BROWN, "The pretty Baa-Lambs"

 

The Paintings and Drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (02 WAT 009) $205.00
A set of thirty-nine slides showing the extensive collection of Rossetti’s work in the Ashmolean Museum. Notes compiled by Virginia Surtees explaining each painting.

1. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Blanche and the Dauphine

2. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sorretino

3. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Virgin being comforted

4. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Salutation of Beatrice: The Meeting of Dante and Beatrice in Paradise

5. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The First Anniversary of the Death of Beatrice: Dante Drawing an Angel

6. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Carlisle Wall

7. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beatrice Meeting Dante at a Marriage Feast denies him her Salutation

8. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dante’s Vision of Mathilde gathering Flowers

9. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Found

10. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, St. Cecilia

11. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir Lancelot’s Vision of Sanc Grael

12. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Attainment of the Sanc Grael: Sir Galahad, Sir Bors and Sir Percival receiving the Sanc Grael

13. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Mary Magdalene at the door of Simon the Pharisee

14. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bonifazio’s Mistress

15. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Monna Rosa

16. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Study of a Girl for an Unknown Subject

17. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Story of St. George and the Dragon

18. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Reverie

19. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bower Meadow

20. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Perlascura

21. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine (pastel and black chalk)

22. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine (pen and ink)

23. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Roman Widow (Dis Manibus)

24. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Astarte Syriaca (Venus Astarte)

25. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Death of Lady MacBeth

26. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Daydream

27. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Fanny Cornforth

28. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ruth Herbert

29. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Mrs. Murray Marks

30. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Mrs. William Morris

31. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti

32. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

33. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin

34. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal (pencil)

35. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal (pencil)

36. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal (pencil)

37. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal (pencil, brown and black ink)

38. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal (pencil)

39. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Unidentified Portrait of a Woman

 

The Family (02 WAT 015)
Six slides from the paintings of the family in the Ashmolean Museum; chosen to help teachers and pupils who are studying family life in conjunction with an introduction to fine art. Paintings by Poussin, Palmer, Hunt and Sickert are included, with notes by the Museum Education Service.

1. Paulo VERONESE, Holy Family with St. George

2. Jacopo BASSANO, Christ in the Temple disputing with the Doctors

3. Nicholas POUSSIN, Exposition of Moses

4. Samuel PALMER, Rest on the Flight into Egypt

5. William Holman HUNT, A Converted British Family sheltering a Christian Missionary from the persecution of the Druids

6. William SICKERT, Ennui

 

ORIENTAL STUDIES

Buddhism (02 EAT 001)
A set of six slides of Buddhist sculptures and paintings, with commentary notes explaining the growth ofBuddhism across the East.

1. Standing Buddha, Grey schist, from Gandhara, 1st centuries AD (H. 95.3 cm; O.S. 26), with gathered top knot and elongated ear-lobes, standing making ritual gesture of abhaya that allays fear, while holding in his other [damaged] hand his monk’s robe.

2. Birth of the Buddha, Grey schist relief from Gandhara, probably Sikri, Greco-Roman influence, 1st centuries AD (H. 36.8 cm; W. 41.9 cm; O.S. 3), Prince Gautama shown being born from right side of mother Queen Maya, who stands holding a branch of a tree above her. Newborn is received by Hindu god Indra, while other gods with haloes stand behind him. To right, female attendant carries pot of consecrated water.

3. Buddhist Votive Plaque illustrating the Eight Great Events of the Buddha’s Life, terracotta, from Burma, probably from Pagan, 13th c. (H. 15.9 cm; X. 415). Around the enshrined central figure of meditating Buddha attaining Enlightenment are depicted the other seven legendary great events of the Buddha’s life in simplified form. Along the bottom is stamped the Buddhist creed.

4. The Wheel of Life, Thangka on cloth, bordered with silk and brocades from Tibet, 19th or early 20th c. (147 x 117 cm; 1978.98). Clasping the Wheel is a figure representing either the principle of impermanence or Mara, God of Death.

5. Seated Bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara, Fig-tree wood with gesso and painting from China, polychrome, carved in 13 sections [2 now missing], 13th c. AD (Ht. 173cm; 1982.2), in formal gesture of teaching with right hand raised and left [now missing] palm upwards on the knee. Headdress contains miniature figure of Amitabha Buddha.

6. Yamada Doan ­ Triptych depicting Daruma with Kanzan (left) and Jittoku, Ink on paper, from Japan, 16th c. (74 x 29; 74 x 29; 74 x 29 cm; 1962.114 and 115, 1972.39).

 

Hindu Gods and Goddesses (02 EAT 002)
Twelve slides from various images of the more important Hindu gods and goddesses; for example, Vishnu, Shiva and Devi. Notes by Andrew Topsfield explain each slide.

1. Brahma, painted alabaster, from Jaipur, Rajasthan, c.1880 (H.24cm; X.2533)

2. Vishnu, dark siltstone, from Sagar Island, West Bengal, Pala period, c.1050 (H.89cm; A.M. 169)

3. Vishnu saves Gajendra, king of the elephants, gouache on paper, from Jaipur, Rajasthan, c.1880 (28 x 21cm; X.2012)

4. The Avatars of Vishnu, Matsya, the Fish; Kurma, the Tortoise; Varaha, the Boar; Narasimha, the Man-lion; Rama, enthroned with his wife Sita, attended by the monkey-go Hanuman and others; Kalkin, the Horse, from a set of dasavatara circular playing cards; painted and lacquered paper, from Sawantwadi, Maharashtra, c.1880 (Diam.10cm; X.2078)

5. Krishna and Radha, watercolor with silver on paper, from Kalighat, Calcutta (Bengal), late 19th c. (45.4 x 28cm; 1969.6)

6. Siva as Lord of the Dance, bronze, from Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, South India, c.1940-45 (H.46.6cm; 1970.190)

7. The Family of Siva, oleograph print, from Bombay, 1914 (42.5 x 32 cm; 1966.52/85)

8. Ganesa, gilded bronze from Orissa, Eastern India, 16th c. (H.10.8cm; 1980.64)

9. Lakshmi, oleograph print, from Bombay, early 20th c. (42.5 x 32cm; 1966.52/51)

10. Gauri, bronze, from Tamilnadu, South India, 14th c. (H.56cm; 1958.205a)

11. Durga slaying the Buffalo demon, brass, from Madhya Pradesh (Central India), 18th ­ 19th c. (H.13.7cm; X.280)

12. Kali, tinted woodcut, from Calcutta, late 19th c. (45 x 27.7cm; 1966.64)

 

CERAMICS

English Delftware Pottery (02 WAT 004)
From the Robert Hall Warren Collection. A set of six slides illustrating selected examples of Bristol, Lambeth and Liverpoolware: the earliest dated 1665, the others date from 18th century.

1.Dish, probably Lambeth, w/figures of Charles II in a vaulted arcade, 1665 (RHW 1)

2.Teapot, probably Liverpool, on left, painted with a stag and a dog, c.1750/60 (RHW 173)/Coffee Pot, probably Lambeth, on right, polychrome decoration, 1705 (RHW 124)

3.A Handwarmer, probably Lambeth, on left, in form of a book inscribed ‘Toe poters clay thou takest me to be…’,1672 (RHW 45)/Bottle, probably Lambeth, on right, painted with Chinese figures in a landscape, c.1770/80 (RHW 183)

4.Argyle or Gravy Warmer, probably Lambeth, c.1770/80 (RHW 117)

5.Two Plates, Bristol (or Lambeth), from a Merry Man Series, 1 and 2, 1738 (RHW 52 a,b)

6.Two large Plates, probably Bristol, in Chinoiserie taste, one painted in polychrome, other in blue, both with bianco-sopra-bianco [white on white] borders. Bequeathed by Sir Francis Oppenheimer, 1961.

 

Worcester Porcelain (02 WAT 003)
From the H.R. Marshall Collection. A set of six slides illustrating selected examples of jugs, plates and vases from the second half of the 18th century.

1. Jug decorated with Robert Hancock’s [1730-1815] transfer print of L’Amour with additional enameling (HRM 100)

2. 3 Mugs, decorated with coats of arms of members of the Bathurst family, ca 1755/6 (HRM 624, 1082, 628)

3. A cabaret, in yellow ground, painted w/sprays in ‘dry’ bone (HRM 667-71)

4. Plate, w/turquoise ground, decorated in studio of James Giles in 3 different patterns (HRM 366)

5. Large Plate, painted by Jeffryes Hamett O’Neale (c.1734-1801), w/Aesop’s fable of The Ass and The Little Dog (HRM 105)

6. A Garniture of 3 Vases, painted by John Donaldson (1737-1668) (HRM 115, 119, 123)

 

Italian Renaissance Maiolica (8880067788) 12 slides
Notes by Michael J. Brody

1.Jug with arms of the degli Alessandri, Florence region, c.1460-1490.

2.Madonna and Child, Central Italy, c.1500-1520 (?).

3.Lustred Dish with scene from Aesop’s Fables, Gubbio or Deruta, c.1490-1510.

4.Lustred Dish on low foot, Hercules and the Hydra, Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli, Gubbio, c.1520

5.Dish with sunken center, The Calumny of Apelles, by Nicola da Urbino, Urbino, c.1522

6. Dish on low foot, Emperor Tiberius and King Archelaus, Circle of Nicola da Urbino, Urbino. c.1535.

7.Plate, Hercules and the Hydra, with the arms of Anne de Montmorency, Workshop of Guido Durantino, Urbino, 1535.

8.Plate, The Retreat of Xerxes, by Francesco Xanto Avelli, Urbino, 1537.

9.Dish with oak branches and leaves moulded in relief, by the “Painter of the so-called Della Rovere Dishes”, probably Urbino, c.1542.

10. Dish on low foot, The Triumph of Time, by Baldassare Manara, Faenza, c.1530-40.

11. Dish on low foot, God Creating the Animals, Workshop of Girolama di Lanfranco, Pesaro, 1540.

12.Dish with a Siren, Venice, possibly in Workshop of Maestro Jacomo, 1540.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Tradescant Room, Ashmolean Museum (02 ANT 001 )
The Tradescants, father and son, formed an outstanding collection of rarities which Elias Ashmole acquired in 1678 and later displayed in the Ashmolean Museum. The six slides show a few of these objects still on display in the Museum. The explanatory notes include quotations from the original 1656 catalogue.

1. Powhatan’s Mantle, presented to English colonists of Virgina in 1608, cloak of 4 deerskins

2. Canadian Hunting Shirt, caribou w/porcupine quills

3. African Drum [Congo] and Trumpet [West Africa]

4. Chinese Jars: The Tradescant Jar. stoneware storage jar w/glaze over appliqué, Canton, 17thc; Blue and White porcelain storage jar, probably from Ching-te-chen, Kiangsi, early 17th c.

5. Tartar Saddle, leather with silver birch bark lining, cental Asia

6. European Rarities: Abacus, Russian, 17th c.; Boxwood Crucifixes, Flemish, 16th c.; Carved Fruitstone, English; Miniature Pictures of Archbishop Abbot, an Italian Religious Figure, and a Portrait by Issac Oliver.

 

T.E. Lawrence: Lawrence of Arabia (90009 035 9)
A set of six slides of portraits and artefacts connected with T.E. Lawrence. Includes small illustrated booklet with introduction to T.E. Lawrence and a commentary on slides, by Lawrence's biographer Jeremy Wilson.

1. Augustus JOHN, Portrait of T.E. Lawrence (as Aircraftsman T.E. Shaw)

2. William ROBERTS, T. E. Lawrence (as J.H. Ross)

3. Augustus JOHN, Portrait of the Emir Faisal

4. T.E. Lawrence’s Meccan Daggar, gold bound headrope and red headcloth

5. Woven Brocade Robe given to T.E. Lawrence by Emir Faisal

6. Woven Brocade Robe, formerly in possession of T.E. Lawr

 

 

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