Published in: Journal Of Hellenic Religion, , Vol. 9, 31-33.


JOHN BOARDMAN, ANDREW PARKIN, SALLY WAITE (eds). On the Fascination of Objects. Oxbow Books, 10 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2EW. xii + 179 pp., 90 colour illustrations, 57 b&w illustrations, £60 (hbk), 2015. ISBN 9781785700064.

The Shefton Collection in Newcastle Upon Tyne was founded by a 20th century collector and archaeology scholar Brian Shefton and contains a wide range of Greek and Etruscan objects that have not been widely published. The edited volume On the fascination of objects – Greek and Etruscan Art in the Sefton Collection aims at filling this gap by presenting a wide range of previously unpublished objects of this museum collection. The volume consists of 14 papers written by experts (including the three editors), who range from museum curators to professors. This collection of papers is forwarded by yet another expert Prag, while of the three editors, J. Boardman, A. Parkin, and S. Waite, Sir Boardman is a well-known leading expert in the field of ancient Greek Art. Throughout the volume, all objects are well described and illustrated with catalogues and a series of coloured and black-and-white images including a number of well-reproduced drawings. However, an index would have been useful.

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