We continue our week-long feature on A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World, by R. B. Parkinson with some images from the book, which come from the collection at the British Museum. Working backwards in time, we move from David Hockney to Egyptian Papyrus from 950 BCE.
David Hockney, In the Dull Village, 1966-7
Kitagawa Utamaro, Mashiba Hisayhoshi, 1804
Shiva, the dancing god. India, c. 1100
The “Warren Cup” showing a scene of an older couple watched by a peeping slave. Palestine, c. AD 10
Part of the funerary papyrus of Henuttawy. Egypt, c. 950 BC.