Reading Clay

I gaze through glass at the clay relics: kings with sinewy calves and braided blue beards, plump women suggestively cupping their breasts, a recipe for pigeon stew written in cuneiform during Hammurabi’s reign (a-mu-ur-sa-na tu-pa-ra-as: split the pigeon). The curator, a salty Danish woman named Ulla Kasten who is dressed in purple from scarf to […]

Small Talk

MUELLER: The ties of community