Now in store! These beautiful stone sculptures are by Zimbabwean sculptor Rizimu Chiwawa, the son of the famous first generation ‘Shona sculptor’ Edward Chiwawa. Chiwawa works with a chisel, hammer and various grades of sand paper to sculpt into Serpentine stone. The majority of stones used in Zimbabwean sculpture are locally sourced and belong to this geological family of Serpentine. Transformed into hard stone from exposure to intense heat and pressure over millions of years, the stone is rich in iron.
Sutton Hoo helmet found in a ship burial mound in the Anglo Saxon kingdom of East Anglia. Possibly the tomb of a 7th century nobleman. The helmet is made of Iron, bronze, tin, gold, silver and garnets. Other objects found included armour and weapons, musical instruments, and feasting equipment. The mythological scenes in the helmet could be related to Odin the Nordic god of war. #suttonhoo#suttonhoohelmet#anglosaxon#britishmuseum#artefacts#archaeology#helmet
Our museum mapping project brought to our attention so many hidden gems across the country. One of these was the Shashwati Women's Museum in Bengaluru - the only one of its kind in the country. Find out more about it, Click on the link in bio.
According to news reports this space is now on the verge of being shut down due to a lack of footfall. Let's all help generate some buzz around this museum and do our bit to keep it alive, either by sharing this news or hopping across to show we care.