Department of Antiquities



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Ancient Greek Pottery The Ashmolean Museum: A history of the institution and its collections Life and Death in the Iron Age
  • The Ancient Near East by P R S Moorey (1987)
  • Ancient Greek Terracottas by C F Vafopoulou-Richardson (1991)
  • The Ancient Romans by Michael Vickers (1992)
  • Medieval England: archaeological collections in the Ashmolean Museum from Alfred the Great to Richard III by Moira Hook and Arthur MacGregor (1997)
  • Pots and People (that have shaped the Heritage of Medieval and Later England) by Maureen Mellor (1997)
  • Ancient Greek Pottery by Michael Vickers (1999)
  • Tudor England: archaeological and decorative art collections in the Ashmolean Museum from Henry VII to Elizabeth I by Moira Hook and Arthur MacGregor (2000)
  • The Ashmolean Museum: A history of the institution and its collections by Arthur MacGregor (2001)
  • Life and Death in the Iron Age by Jennifer Foster (2002)
  • Scythian and Thracian antiquities in Oxford by Michael Vickers (2002)
  • England under the Stuarts: collections in the Ashmolean Museum from James I to Queen Anne by Moira Hook and Arthur MacGregor (2003)
  • Ancient Egypt and Nubia in the Ashmolean Museum by Helen Whitehouse (2009)

Out of Print Handbooks

Ancient Cyprus Ancient Italy Scythian Treasures From Silver to Ceramic

Published Catalogues

  • R Chandler, Marmora Oxoniensia (Oxford, 1763)
  • A Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain(Cambridge, 1882)
  • P Gardner, Catalogue of the Greek Vases in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1893)
  • J D Beazley, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Oxford 1 (Oxford, 1927)
  • J D Beazley, H G G Payne and E R Price, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Oxford 2 (Oxford, 1931)
  • E T Leeds and D B Harden, The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Abingdon, Berks (Oxford, 1936)
  • R J C Atkinson, S M Piggott, and N K Sandars, Excavations at Dorchester, Oxon (Oxford, 1951)
  • V E G Kenna, Cretan Seals with a Catalogue of the Minoan Gems in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1960)
  • J Boardman, The Cretan collection in Oxford: the Dictaean Cave and Iron Age Crete (Oxford, 1961)
  • B Buchanan and P R S Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Near Eastern Seals in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1966–1988)
  • A C Brown, Catalogue of Italian Terra Sigillata in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1968)
  • P R S Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1971)
  • D Hinton, A Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Ornamental Metalwork in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1974)
  • J Boardman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Oxford 3 (Oxford, 1975)
  • J Bertram, Rare Brass Rubbings from the Ashmolean Collection (Oxford, 1977)
  • J Boardman and M -L Vollenweider,Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger Rings 1: Greek and Etruscan (Oxford, 1978)
  • P R S Moorey, Kish excavations, 1923–1933: with a microfiche catalogue of the objects in Oxford excavated by the Oxford-Field Museum, Chicago, Expedition to Kish in Iraq, 1923–1933 (Oxford, 1978)
  • A G MacGregor (ed.), Tradescant's Rarities: Essays on the Foundation of the Ashmolean Museum 1683 (Oxford, 1983)
  • A C Brown, Arthur Evans and The Palace of Minos (Oxford, 1983)
  • M Henig, The Content Family Collection of Ancient Roman Cameos (Oxford 1990)
  • M Henig and M Vickers, (eds) Cameos in Context (Oxford 1990)
  • J C Payne, Catalogue of the Predynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean (Oxford, 1993), repr. with addenda 2000
  • A G MacGregor and E Bolick, Ashmolean Museum: A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals) (Oxford, 1993)
  • A C Brown, Before Knossos: Arthur Evans's Travels in the Balkans and Crete (Oxford, 1993)
  • F Banks, Wine drinking in Oxford, 1640–1850: a story revealed by tavern, inn, college and other bottles: with a catalogue of bottles and seals from the collection in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1997)
  • A G MacGregor, Ashmolean Museum: A Summary Catalogue of the Continental Archaeological Collections(Roman Iron Age, Migration Period, Early Medieval) (Oxford, 1997)
  • A MacGregor with M Mendonça and J White, Manuscript catalogues of the early Museum collections 1683–1886 (Oxford, 2000)
  • A Brown with K Bennett, Arthur Evans's travels in Crete, 1894–1899 (Oxford, 2001)
  • M Henig and A MacGregor Catalogue of the engraved gems and finger-rings in the Ashmolean Museum II, Roman (Oxford, 2004)
  • Sherratt, S., Catalogue of Cycladic Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum. The Captive Spirit (2 vols.), (Oxford, 2000)
  • Sherratt, S., Arthur Evans, Knossos and the Priest-King. (Oxford, 2000)
  • S Dalley, with contributions by E Robson and T Brechwoldt, Old Babylonian Texts in the Ashmolean Museum mainly from Larsa, Sippir, Kish and Lagaba (Oxford Editions of Cuneiform Texts XV, 2005)
  • P R S Moorey, Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas with a catalogue of the collection in the AshmoleanMuseum, Oxford (Oxford, 2005)
  • Hughes-Brock, H. with J. Boardman. The Ashmolean Museum, Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel VI (2 vols.). Mainz am Rhein. (Oxford, 2009).