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South Africa, Greece, Rome: a digital museum

Collectible material objects 19 items

This broad category contains a range of types of objects, from contemporary sculptures by South African artist Angus Taylor, to the books that were contained in the prison library at Robben Island. Many of these objects, across media, speak to the lingering relevance and influence of Greco-Roman antiquity. Some, like renditions of the Torso of Eros and of fragments of the Parthenon frieze in the Beit Collection of classical plaster casts, can be seen in terms of changing priorities and tastes in South Africa.