Ancient Figurines: Making Identities, Controlling Bodies
(January-May 2015, Badè Museum Gallery)
Archaeologist Doug Bailey provokes new thoughts about figurines and about the ways that past peoples defined their identities in his new exhibit, Ancient Figurines: Making Identities, Controlling Bodies. Bailey’s photographs probe the consequences of making manifest the human form and then (literally) manipulating it, while modern and ancient anthropomorphic objects sit together in display cases disrupting the easy ways we thought we understood identity.
(Permanent Display; Badè Museum Gallery)
This exhibit is the "heart and soul" of the Badè Museum. It displays a wealth of finds from the excavations at Tell en-Nasbeh, Palestine whose objects span from the Early Bronze Age (3100–2200 BC) through the Iron Age (1200–586 BC) and into the Roman and Hellenistic periods.
Highlights of the exhibit include "Tools of the Trade" featuring real archaeological tools used by Badè and his team, an oil lamp typology, a Second Temple period (586 BC–70 AD) limestone ossuary, and a selection of painted Greek pottery.