Object of the Month

In this monthly blog series, our collections team write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection.

Shrine

This month’s object is a large shrine with an image of the Hindu deity Vishu in the centre. Read more here about the life of this object, discovered through Denys Eyre Bower’s handwritten label.

Amulet of Sekhmet

We open the 2019 season with this tiny amulet of the Ancient Egyptian goddess Sekhmet. This object was chosen from our Egyptian Room displays by our work experience student, Victoria Simpson.

Royal Oak plate

This glazed ceramic plate depicting Charles II hiding in an oak tree was a popular item for supporters of the Stuart family to buy in the 18th century.

Cuneiform tablet

This tiny clay tablet is part of a small number of cuneiform tablets in the Castle’s collection. It was made in the 6th century BC in Babylon, a kingdom in ancient Mesopotamia.

Prayer Wheel

Each turn of this Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel is believed to count as the repetition of many prayers. Prayer wheels are a key part of Buddhist practice.

Natsume

Just in time for Christmas, our Object of the Month for December is this beautiful Japanese lacquer tea container with a stylised design of snowflakes.

Opening Hours

CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM

The 2019 Open Season runs from

Sunday 31st March to

Wednesday 30th October

We are open Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed and Bank Holidays, excluding Good Friday

11am - 5pm, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm

 

WEDDINGS, EDUCATION AND BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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