from party cup to scandalous vessel and finally to an iconic museum piece, this object reminds us that the way society view sexual relationship is never fixed.
This book represents a transcript of a BBC radio series. Therefore,each object receives a very thorough description, borne out in each case by one or more illustrations. Expert commentaries by scholars in the appropriate fields add to the reader's involvement with these sometimes baffling items, each one enshrined in the British Museum.
While some of the artefacts presented will engage readers more than others, anyone with an interest in history, or a sense of curiosity about old things, can pick up this book and have fun, with a weight workout thrown in as a bonus.