Dr Claudia Wagner

Academic Background

I studied for my DPhil at Merton College, Oxford. After completing my thesis on the dedication practices on the Athenian Acropolis 8th to 4th centuries BC I have been working at the Beazley Archive, Oxford, where I am directing the gem databases and gem research programme. 

Research Interests

My research interests are ancient and neo-classical engraved gems, collection history, sanctuaries and votive offerings.

Publications

Selected publications:

The Guy Ladrière Collection of Gems and Rings (The Philip Wilson Gems and Jewellery Series; London, 2015) with J. Boardman and D. Scarisbrick.
The Beverley Collection of Gems at Alnwick Castle (The Philip Wilson Gems and Jewellery Series; London, 2017) with J. Boardman and D. Scarisbrick.
Natter’s Museum Britannicum (Oxford, Archaeopress; 2017) with J. Boardman and J. Kagan
Masterpieces in Miniature (The Philip Wilson Gems and Jewellery Series; London, 2018) with J. Boardman.

Other publications:

  • The Gems Formerly in the Collection of Giorgio Sangiorgi

  • Greek Vases in the Frits Lugt Collection

  • Gem Mounts and the Classical Tradition: Supplement to a Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos (2003)

  • The Marlborough Gems: Formerly at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

  • More
List of site pages