It’s that time of year again and when we all start getting in the tizz looking for the perfect present for our loved ones. Take the panic out this Christmas, with these perfect gift ideas for the classicist in your life.
A humorous play on words, Isis and Nephthys offer the classic chocolate beloved of ambassadors to pharaoh.
An evocative group biography of five women who lived in the same square in London in the first decades of the Twentieth Century.
Run a bath and luxuriate in the story of Aphrodite, the goddess who was born from the sea foam. A gorgeous little book.
Been spending a bit too long at home. Aesop have just the answer. Looking back to ancient stargazers, they have developed three scents which evoke the age old gesture of lighting a candle.
Celebrate Hadrian’s support of Egyptian religions with this natty bust from the British Museum shop.
What’s better than a mystery over the winter holidays. This book tells the true story of a strange papyrus with a mysterious owner.
A 1,000 piece jigsaw of Alma-Tadema’s popular Spring from the J Paul Getty Museum available via Museum Selection. A very Victorian image of ancient Rome, but as with all of Alam-Tadema’s paintings there is something just below the surface.
Octopus is the new crab. In terms of iconography only, please do not kill these intelligent creatures for your own pleasure.
Each archaeological object has at least two lives. It’s pre-disposal life and post-discovery life. The Sarpedon Krater is a genuine masterpiece of Greek art which has had more lives than most objects. Find out why.
Need to look impactful on a Zoom call?
Look no further. These are 3D printed from a cast in the National Museum of Denmark.
A fascinating book which tells you everything you need to know about ancient Egyptian magic.
Magic, myth, religion, love and death. An encyclopaedic work which discusses almost every aspect of human life and culture.
An evocative and deep history of the White Horse of Uffington and an exploration of place and time.
Stylish stickers for laptops. Buy individually or in themed groups.
A perfect stocking thriller.
Celebrate Piranesi’s 300th birthday this year with an original print. Not the cheapest present, but then you deserve it this year.
If the cost is too prohibitive, Piranesi drawings by Sarah Vowles is also recommended.
What are you hoping for this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.
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