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The Palmyra Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

New publication by Professor Rubina Raja.

Raja, R. (2019). The Palmyra Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Raja, R. (2019). The Palmyra Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Professor and centre leader Rubina Raja is the author behind a new catalogue of the Palmyra collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. The Palmyra collection consists of lime stone portraits, sarcophagi fragments, glass vases and the so-called terracotta tesserae – small objects used as tickets for religious banquets in the ancient city of Palmyra located in the Syrian Desert.

In the catalogue, Rubina Raja describes and contextualises all the artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra within the museum collection, and new photos showcase the the objects from various different angles. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Yon from Institut française du Proche-Orient in Beirut has retranslated the Palmyrene-Aramaic and Greek inscriptions on several of the artefacts.

Jakob Helmer did the layout of the book, while the copyediting was undertaken by Dr. Eva Mortensen from UrbNet and museum curator Anne Marie Nielsen from Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek together with Olympia Bobou, Jesper Vestergaard Jensen, Nathalia Breintoft Kristensen and Rikke Randeris Thomsen from The Palmyra Portrait Project.

The Palmyra Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is published on the same day as the official opening of a new special exhibition at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, The Road to Palmyra. The special exhibition is curated by Rubina Raja and Anne Marie Nielsen, and it is the first special exhibition in Denmark devoted to the culture of ancient Palmyra. You can learn more about this exhibition here: https://www.glyptoteket.com/exhibition/the-road-to-palmyra/?_ga=2.258420041.2140430916.1568791734-27973667.1568791734