Feminine power - the divine to the demonic

22/05.2022  Feminine powerthe divine to the demonic

Exhibition / 19 May 2022 - 25 Sep 2022

British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG


I was struck by this exhibition’s wide divergency in its depictions of female power. Compare that to how it is illustrated in mainstream comics where representations of powerful women more often look like something one might see as a pin-up on a teen-age boys bedroom wall..

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Images -

Queen of the night relief, c. 1750 BCE, 

Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses, John William Waterhouse

Dance mask of Taraka, workshop of Sri Kajal Datta, India

Mami Wata headpiece, Nigeria



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