This comic tells a selection of stories concerning one single artefact and the people that find, own and lose it during their lives. It is used, lost, buried, found, buried, found again and buried again countless times whilst it is in circulation over thousands of years.

About Nela's entry

Four thousand years of human stories, or portions of stories, stored within a single object are presented within the frames of this comic.  Through the acts of burial, discovery and reburial the object and the narrative gather meaning – eventually reaching beyond the comic frame and into contemporary archaeological practice, quietly commenting on our own place within this object’s biography.  Meticulously documented, Nela’s work delivers a dissertation’s worth of theory and research in fifteen engaging frames.

AuthorIan Kirkpatrick