Monday, May 22, 2006

Seth to Horus: "How lovely your backside is!"

And Horus to his mom: "Seth tried to know me."

Interesting article on a British Museum lecture series about same sex desire in the ancient (Egyptian, Greek and Roman) world. A related exhibit centers around the Warren Cup (1st C CE), a silver drinking vessel with two sexually explicit, homoerotic scenes. A nicely detailed image of the cup and some background can be found through the British Museum Compass. And there's even a site that sells replicas (and provides good background on the cup's Victorian discovery and the long road to its public exhibition).

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