Exploring the history of witchcraft, rituals and belief, this exhibition includes 180 objects from 12th-century Europe to newly commissioned contemporary artworks. Items include crystal balls, books of spells, a unicorn's horn, a human heart encased in lead, the testimony of women accused of witchcraft, lovers padlocks cut from Leeds Centenary Bridge. Specially commissioned works by contemporary artists (Ackroyd & Harvey, Katharine Dowson and Annie Cattrell) provide evocative responses to the themes of the show.
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Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft is now open! 'Spellbound promises to be one of the Ashmolean’s most intriguing and unusual exhibitions’ - Philip Pullman From spellbinding stories to fascinating objects, explore the history of magic over eight centuries in this immersive and thought-provoking exhibition. The objects on display range from the fantastical and macabre (a unicorn’s horn, a human heart encased in lead), the beautiful and mysterious (exquisitely engraved rings to bind a lover and medieval books of ritual magic), to the deeply moving confessions of women accused of witchcraft. Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft is now open until 6 Jan 2019. Book your tickets today. #AshmoleanMuseum #Ashmolean #Museum #Art #Culture #MaterialCulture #History #InstaHistory #InstaMuseum #Ancient #Object #Archaeology #Antiquities #AncientHistory #Oxford #Magic #WitchCraft #MagicalThinking #Occult #WitchesofInstagram #SpellboundExhibition
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