An Age of Luxury

An Age of Luxury, from Assyria to Alexander is a new exhibition from the British Museum, which will tour to different venues from 2018 to 2020. The exhibition looks at the Mediterranean and Middle East between 900 and 300 BC and explores the stories of luxury objects alongside those of the people who created, owned, and traded them.

The Globalising Luxuries project team has been conducting research about key objects in the exhibition, and has discovered new and exciting details about their past.‌

Gold earrings in the shape of flowers, Babylon Image credit: © The Trustees of the British Museum
Necklace from Tharros made from gold, carnelian and amber (600-500 BCE) Image credit: © The Trustees of the British Museum
Gold Achaemenid drinking bowl - part of the Oxus treasure from Takht-i Kuwad, Tajikistan (500-400 BCE) Image credit: © Trustees of the British Museum
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