Last chance to see Roman Sexuality exhibition

By Jon Moreno

Monday, July 14, 2014


Last chance to see Roman Sexuality exhibition

Prince Edward at the Brading Roman Villa/British Museum Roman Sexuality: Images, Myths and Meanings exhibition. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

TIME is running out to view a unique British Museum exhibition on the theme of Roman erotica at Brading Roman Villa.

The touring exhibition, called Roman Sexuality: Images, Myths & Meanings, which was viewed by Prince Edward on his recent visit to the Isle of Wight, will finish its extended run at the villa on Sunday.

The popularity of the exhibition impressed the curators at the British Museum so much, they offered an extension to the Oglander Roman Trust, the charity that owns and operates the villa.

Over 3,000 visitors have seen the collection since it opened on February 14 and there are now only a few days left to see this remarkable collection before the objects return to the British Museum’s respective galleries.

It’s centrepiece, The Warren Cup, a luxurious silver goblet that would have been used at dinner parties, was once a controversial piece kept out of permanent museum collections until 1999.

Villa spokesman Adam Watson said: "The exhibition allows a glimpse into the private lives of Romans. Explicit sexual imagery is widely found in Roman art in both public and private buildings. It was accepted in ancient Roman culture and was seen by all sections of society."

Brading Roman Villa’s new exhibition gallery is the only exhibition space of its kind on the Island, which will allow the villa to host major touring exhibitions from national museums.

The museum opens from 10am to 4pm.



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by Alex Pick

14th July 2014, at 22:23:30


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14th July 2014, at 09:40:01

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14th July 2014, at 09:37:15

Nothing rude I hope - or is it adults only?

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