Napoleonic Era Jewelry and Fashion

Napoleon Bonaparte fundamentally changed the political geography of Europe, radically and lastingly transforming the continent’s civic landscape within a very short timespan. 2019 marked the anniversary of his birthday: 250 years have gone by since the birth of the French general, politician and emperor. Like Alexander von Humboldt, who revolutionised people’s view of nature and […]

Gold Sandals and Toe Stalls

These gold sandals and toe stalls housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art were once part and parcel to the lavish funerary accessories of an Egyptian queen during the reign of Thutmose III in the mid 18th Dynasty. Gold was everything to the ancient Egyptians who believed that the flesh of gods was made of […]