Philippa Joseph

The Phoenix

A symbol of rebirth and redemption, the phoenix itself has been born and reborn – from ancient Egypt to New York. 

Gold Llama

An important beast of burden cast from the sweat of the sun. 

Medusa

A tale of female revenge, power and solidarity.

The Nandi Bull

Two Hindu gods discover an abandoned child while following the wind’s path.

Sun and Stone

A new cultural history of Sicily, the key to the Mediterranean.

Of Greek vases and Byzantine mosaics

In 1787 Goethe wrote: ‘Sicily … will for me be an indestructible treasure for my whole life’. The British Museum’s new exhibition endeavours to make claim to those riches.