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  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); two teachers, men, with their arms crossed; the man on the right is wearing ear ornaments, whilst the man on the left has a wooden comb in his hair, and has a distended earlobe; thatched roof structure in...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Pileni
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); view of a western-style missionary house on stilts, with two White missionary men standing on the veranda surrounded by men and boys; women and girls standing outside, in front of the house, holding fans;...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Tömotu Neo
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); view of a beach and a large expanse of water, with a large group of people, standing on the beach, wearing western-style clothing, one woman is holding an umbrella, several people are carrying bags; two small...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Ni-Vanuatu
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Rowa
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); view of a beach and a large expanse of water, with a large group of people, standing on the beach, wearing western-style clothing, one woman is holding an umbrella, several people are carrying bags; two small...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Ni-Vanuatu
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Rowa
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); two teachers, men, with their arms crossed; the man on the right is wearing ear ornaments, whilst the man on the left has a wooden comb in his hair, and has a distended earlobe; thatched roof structure in...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Pileni
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); view of a beach and a large expanse of water, with a large group of people, standing on the beach, wearing western-style clothing, one woman is holding an umbrella, several people are carrying bags; two small...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Ni-Vanuatu
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Rowa
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); five man, one woman, and two children standing in a village, surrounded by thatched roof buildings and a stone fort; one man standing in the centre is wearing a nose ornament, a semi-circular shell necklace and...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Malaita
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); group of men standing in the sea beside a mission rowing boat named "Canterbury" on the shoreline; the men are wearing nose and ear ornaments, plant fibre arm ornaments with pipe tucked in, necklaces, and loin...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Malaita
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); group of men with one boy, and one child sitting on a log of wood outside; on the left is an adze, a plant fibre bag, a wooden comb, and a hat on the log of wood; the men are wearing nose and ear ornament, and...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Malaita
  • photographic print; lantern slide

    Photograph (black and white); lantern slide, hand-coloured; two teachers, men, with their arms crossed; the man on the right is wearing ear ornaments, whilst the man on the left has a wooden comb in his hair, and has a distended earlobe;...

    • Object type: photographic print; lantern slide
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Pileni
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); view of a beach and a large expanse of water, with a large group of people, standing on the beach, wearing western-style clothing, one woman is holding an umbrella, several people are carrying bags; two small...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Ni-Vanuatu
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Rowa
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); five man, one woman, and two children standing in a village, surrounded by thatched roof buildings and a stone fort; one man standing in the centre is wearing a nose ornament, a semi-circular shell necklace and...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Malaita
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); five man, one woman, and two children standing in a village, surrounded by thatched roof buildings and a stone fort; one man standing in the centre is wearing a nose ornament, a semi-circular shell necklace and...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Malaita
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); two men standing at the entrance to a stone wall fort; one man standing in the foreground wearing a wooden comb in his hair, a semi-circular shell necklace and a cloth wrap; the second man is standing just...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Malaita
  • postcard; photographic print

    Photograph postcard (black and white); group of men standing in the sea beside a mission rowing boat named "Canterbury" on the shoreline; the men are wearing nose and ear ornaments, plant fibre arm ornaments with pipe tucked in, necklaces,...

    • Object type: postcard; photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by); E C Rotary Photo (Printed by); Melanesian Mission (Published by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Malaita
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); group of men with one boy, and one child sitting on a log of wood outside; on the left is an adze, a plant fibre bag, a wooden comb, and a hat on the log of wood; the men are wearing nose and ear ornament, and...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Malaita
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); group of men with one boy, and one child sitting on a log of wood outside; on the left is an adze, a plant fibre bag, a wooden comb, and a hat on the log of wood; the men are wearing nose and ear ornament, and...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John Watt Beattie (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1906
    • Production place: Malaita
  • Onoe Kikugoro as Kataoka Kozaemon 尾上菊五郎の片岡幸左衛門; print

    Colour woodblock print, right sheet of an oban diptych. The kabuki actor Onoe Kikugoro III as Kataoka Kozaemon, standing with an open umbrella, in the play ‘Gochumon shusu no obiya’ (御註文繻子帯屋); performed at the Kawarasaki-za in the 3rd month...

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Kawaguchiya Uhei (川口屋卯兵衛) (Published by); Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞 Toyokuni III) (Print artist)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 1840
    • Production place: Edo
  • Ichikawa Ebizo as Obiya Choemon 市川海老蔵の帯屋長右衛門; print

    Colour woodblock print, left sheet of an oban diptych. The kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo V as Obiya Choemon, crouching with an open wallet, in the play ‘Gochumon shusu no obiya’ (御註文繻子帯屋); performed at the Kawarasaki-za in the 3rd month of...

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Kawaguchiya Uhei (川口屋卯兵衛) (Published by); Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞 Toyokuni III) (Print artist)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 1840
    • Production place: Edo
  • print

    Woodblock print. Kabuki. Actor as Murasame, carrying salt-pans by yoke along beach beneath pine-tree with hat and cape of poet Yukihira.

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Ippitsusai Buncho (一筆斉文調) (Print artist)
    • Production date: 1765-1792
    • Production place: Japan
  • surimono; print

    Woodblock print. Surimono. Music and drama. Bugaku dancer as Ryo-o, the Grave-King, with dragon head-dress and baton.

    • Object type: surimono; print
    • Producer: Takashima Chiharu (高島千春) (Print artist)
    • Production date: 1777-1859
    • Production place: Japan
  • print

    Colour woodblock print, oban. The kabuki actor Segawa Roko III as the female pilgrim Kaikoku no shugyoja Muryoni in the play 'Kikuzumo mikurai sadame' by Sakurada Jisuke I, performed at the Nakamura-za in the 11th month of 1804.

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Iwatoya Kisaburo, Eirindo (岩戸屋喜三郎, 栄林堂) (Published by); Utagawa Toyokuni I (歌川豊国) (Print artist)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Bunka Era
    • Production date: 1804
    • Production place: Edo
  • Moses Keokuk; oil painting

    Painting; portrait of Wunagisa, also known as Moses Keokuk, Jr; was principal Chief of the Sacs & Fox Nation; wearing headdress with feathers, ear-rings, necklaces, one made of bear claws, shirt and a decorated blanket wrap; holding a...

    • Object type: oil painting
    • Producer: Zeno Shindler (Painted by)
    • Ethnic name: Sauk
    • Production date: 1870-1875
    • Production place: Washington
  • The Mission of Commodore Perry to Japan, 1854; handscroll

    Handscroll, painting. Pictorial record of US Commodore Matthew Perry's second visit to Japan in 1854. Ink, colour, gold and silver pigment on paper. Double paulownia wood storage box, with handwritten document detailing the contents of the...

    • Object type: handscroll
    • Producer: Onuma Chinzan (大沼沈山) (Calligrapher); Hibata Osuke(樋畑翁輔) (Painted by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 1854-1858
    • Production place: Japan
  • photographic print

    Picture of nine Sobo dancers. All of them are men. Wearing costumes consisting of patterned cloths around lower body, feather head-dresses, strings of dancing bells around waists, some wearing necklaces, body painting on chests. Some males...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Ethnic name: Igbo; Sobo
    • Production date: 1880-1905
    • Production place: Warri
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); bottom section of a studio portrait of four Native North American men seated, from left to right is Little Raven (Ohaste–Hosa) an Arapaho chief wearing a suit, with embroidered moccasins and holding a walking...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Gurney (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Cheyenne; Arapaho; Wichita
    • Production date: June 1871
    • Production place: New York
  • Ashanti chief at the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Kumasi. Ashanti chief seated on a chair. Watching Prempé II making a tour round the Sports Ground. Kumasi. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • garment

    Man's wrapper; akunitan, ('cloth of the great') made of black-dyed imported woollen blanket. Cut off unevenly at both short ends; comprises two separate pieces joined with machine stitching about 1/3 from top edge. Machine embroidered in...

    • Object type: garment
    • Production date: 1950
    • Production place: Ghana
    • Find spot: Ghana
  • glass negative; photographic print

    Glass negative (black and white); view of a grassy landscape, and three tipis, with a group of Native North American people standing next to the tipis, all wearing tunics, leggings, and personal ornaments, some of the men are wearing...

    • Object type: glass negative; photographic print
    • Ethnic name: Native North American
    • Production date: 20thC(early)
    • Production place: United States of America
  • glass negative; photographic print

    Glass negative (black and white); Theodore Roosevelt wearing a three piece suit, hat and glasses, leaning out of a train window, decorated with the American flag, he is shaking the hand of a Native North American man seated on a horse,...

    • Object type: glass negative; photographic print
    • Ethnic name: Plains Peoples
    • Production date: 1901 - 1909
    • Production place: Canada
  • photographic print

    Portrait of an adult male king seated on a balcony or verandah [?] surrounded by retainers. King wearing a European military costume and crown with a lion on top of it, holding a cane. Umbrellas held by adult males above king and adult...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Production date: 1890-1900
    • Production place: Porto Novo
  • photographic print; album

    Photograph (black and white); from an album, containing images of Maori people; fourteen Maori women and two Maori men standing outside in a row; performing a poi (ball on a woven cord); dance; wearing piupiu (skirts); over white cloth...

    • Object type: photographic print; album
    • Ethnic name: Maori
    • Production date: 20thC(early)
    • Production place: Rotorua
  • photographic print; album

    Photograph (black and white); from an album, containing images of Maori people; seventeen Maori men performing a haka (dance); standing outside a wharenui (meeting house); with a large, carved entranceway; wearing piupiu (skirts) and white...

    • Object type: photographic print; album
    • Ethnic name: Maori
    • Production date: 20thC(early)
    • Production place: Whakarewarewa
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); large group of Tongan men sitting around a raised platform; two official White men standing on a platform next to a man with an opened umbrella; a union jack (British flag) is covering what appears to be a...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Ethnic name: Tongan
    • Production date: 1883
    • Production place: Tonga
  • No image

    photographic print

    View of two adult females and one adult male riding on horses. Two females carry umbrellas. Wearing head-dresses made of animal fur and beads, skirts, shirts, wrist-ornaments, ankle-ornaments. Horses wearing leather and metal equestrian...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mrs Fred Clarke (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Pondo
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Pondoland; South Africa
  • photographic print

    Picture of four men standing. The man with feather head gear and a horse tail fly whisk over his shoulder is probably an Igbo chief. He is talking to two European men while the rest look on. Medium: Black and white. Gelatin silver print...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Ethnic name: Igbo; European Peoples
    • Production date: 1900-1915
    • Production place: Nigeria
  • photographic print

    Portrait of a group of chiefs, men and children standing along side a seated man who is the king. Cloth canopy carried over seated man. Seated male wearing feather head-dress, gown, cloak, crucifix pendant. Other men wearing gowns, cloths,...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Ethnic name: Edo
    • Production date: 1900-1935
    • Production place: Benin City
  • inro

    Inro (4 compartments). Decorated with peacock in gold takamakie and mother-of-pearl inlay on gold hiramakie ground; reverse shows river scene. Made of lacquered wood. Signed.

    • Object type: inro
    • Producer: Hasegawa Shigeyoshi (Made by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 1750-1849
    • Production place: Japan
  • inro

    Inro (4 compartments). Design of garden fence and chrysanthemums. Made of black lacquer with coloured shell inlay, gold foil and makie in Somada style.

    • Object type: inro
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Japan
  • No image

    papercut; banner

    Banner of papercuts; cut with chisel from tissue paper; paper folded over string and glued; white design shows smoking skulls on coffin; fuchsia design shows La Catrina head and torso (skeleton wearing wide-brimmed hat with feathers on top)...

    • Object type: papercut; banner
    • Producer: Maurilio Rojas (Made by)
    • Production date: 1980s
    • Production place: San Salvador Huixcolotla
  • No image

    medal

    Cast silver medal. Chased.

    • Object type: medal
    • Producer: Melon, Giovanni (Designed by); Melon, Giovanni (Modelled by)
    • Production date: 1571
    • Production place: Italy
  • print; book-illustration

    Four scenes; the first; a company of women in past and present fashions, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to contemporary clothes, most of the ladies ridiculous, pictures of other fashions on the wall beyond; the second; a procession...

    • Object type: print; book-illustration
    • Producer: George Cruikshank (Print made by); Charles Tilt (Published by)
    • Production date: 1845
    • Production place: London
  • print; book-illustration

    Four scenes; the first; a company of women in past and present fashions, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to contemporary clothes, most of the ladies ridiculous, pictures of other fashions on the wall beyond; the second; a procession...

    • Object type: print; book-illustration
    • Producer: George Cruikshank (Print made by); Charles Tilt (Published by)
    • Production date: 1845
    • Production place: London
  • print; book-illustration

    Four scenes; the first; a company of women in past and present fashions, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to contemporary clothes, most of the ladies ridiculous, pictures of other fashions on the wall beyond; the second; a procession...

    • Object type: print; book-illustration
    • Producer: George Cruikshank (Print made by); Charles Tilt (Published by)
    • Production date: 1845
    • Production place: London
  • print; book-illustration

    Four scenes; the first; a company of women in past and present fashions, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to contemporary clothes, most of the ladies ridiculous, pictures of other fashions on the wall beyond; the second; a procession...

    • Object type: print; book-illustration
    • Producer: George Cruikshank (Print made by); Charles Tilt (Published by)
    • Production date: 1845
    • Production place: London
  • cylinder seal

    Linear style cylinder seal: made of shiny black serpentinite. There is some chipping of the upper edge. The cylinder is slightly barrel-shaped. A bearded king wears a fringed robe; he holds a cup in one hand, and a mace just below the head...

    • Object type: cylinder seal
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Neo-Assyrian
    • Production date: 900BC-800BC
    • Production place: Asia
  • glass negative; photographic print

    Glass negative (black and white); a photograph of a cutting from a newspaper or magazine of a Sioux Chief, sitting on a chair, wearing feathers in his hair, a cloth headband, a section of his hair in a plait and wrapped in fur, shell and/or...

    • Object type: glass negative; photographic print
    • Producer: Robert Wilson Shufeldt (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Sioux
    • Production date: 20thC(early)
    • Production place: USA
  • photographic print

    Picture of a shrine showing mud sculptures depicting the King of Benin in full traditional royal attire attended by a chief and young woman. Fourth, smaller figure standing in front of male figure. All figures have scarification patterns on...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Ethnic name: Edo
    • Production date: 1890-1900
    • Production place: Nigeria
  • photographic print

    Portrait of a crowd at a ceremony standing in a yard surrounded by corrugated iron buildings. Row of women at front of crowd, wearing cloths, dresses, head-gear, neck-ornaments. Large umbrella held above heads of women in centre of crowd....

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Jonathan A Green (Photographed by)
    • Production date: 1895-1905
    • Production place: Bonny
  • photographic print; album

    Photograph (black and white); from an album; portrait of seated Maori woman, with facial moko (tattoo); wearing western-style dress, with pipe, huia feather in hair; with sleeping child, wearing western-style dress, huia feather in hair;...

    • Object type: photographic print; album
    • Producer: Thomas Pringle (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Maori
    • Production date: 1905
    • Production place: New Zealand
  • photographic print; album

    Photograph (black and white); from an album; portrait of two Maori women; one seated, with facial moko (tattoo); wearing a korowai (tag cloak); with huia feather in hair; one standing wearing a piupiu (skirt); around her shoulders and...

    • Object type: photographic print; album
    • Producer: Thomas Pringle (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Maori
    • Production date: 1905
    • Production place: Whakarewarewa
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); portrait of nine men and one boy in a camp among trees; six of the men are part of the official Sir Peter Scratchley 1885 expedition party, including Reverend James Chalmers (standing on the left holding a...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: John William Lindt (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Papua New Guinean
    • Production date: 1885
    • Production place: Redscar Bay
  • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 40; photographic print; album

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of four men sitting and four men standing; seated in the front row from left to right is Little Raven (Ohaste–Hosa) an Arapaho chief wearing a suit, with embroidered moccasins and...

    • Object type: photographic print; album
    • Producer: J Gurney & Son (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Cheyenne; Arapaho; Wichita
    • Production date: 1871-1872
    • Production place: New York
  • No image

    photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); group of women sitting on the ground peeling turmeric using knives and placing them in plant fibre plaited baskets; four women smoking pipes; one woman wearing a hair pin, a cloth wrap skirt with a plant fibre...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: The British Museum (Printed by); Mick Pendergrast (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Solomon Islander
    • Production date: 1973
    • Production place: Faea
  • Musicians at the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Kumasi. Musicians play ivory horns while King of Ashanti Prempé II dances round. Kumasi. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • Ashanti chief at the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Kumasi. Ashanti chief wearing stamped "Adinkra" cloth, head-gear, gold wrist-ornaments, coral bead neck-ornament. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • Prempeh II touring the arena of the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Prempeh II parading before Chiefs. Surrounded by dignitaries. On the left: royal drums being carried above heads. Fan being waved at right. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • Prempeh II touring the arena of the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Asantehene Osei Agyemen Prempeh II, Kumasi, at the front of the procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. The Asantehene is holding a gun. Surrounded by dignitaries. Prempe II is wearing a 17th century war...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • photographic print

    Portrait of a group of men seated and standing in front of a tent. Four European officials and two local notables seated in row in foreground. Seated male at left wearing a gown, stiff coral bead neck-ornament. Holding a staff. Seated male...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Ethnic name: European Peoples; Edo
    • Production date: 1895-1930
    • Production place: Benin City
  • photographic print

    Portrait of a group of men seated and standing in front of a tent. Four European officials and two local notables seated in row in foreground. Seated man at left wearing a gown, stiff coral bead neck-ornament. Holding a staff. Seated mam...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Ethnic name: European Peoples; Edo
    • Production date: 1895-1930
    • Production place: Benin City
  • Procession of Asantehene Prempeh II at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Chief being carried on a palanquin at the procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death.Kumasi. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • Ashanti chiefs at the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Kumasi. Ashanti chiefs. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • Prempeh II touring the arena of the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Asantehene Osei Agyemen Prempeh II, Kumasi, at the front of the procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. The Asantehene is holding a gun. Guarded by dignitaries. Prempe II is wearing a 17th century war costume...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • photographic print

    View of an exhibition stall inside an open structure housing an exhibition of local produce. Produce on display on stall include: Ibo carvings, Nupe brasswork, Ibo ankle-ornaments, Ibo combs, Ibo mats, two swords from Benin, a musical...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Ethnic name: Nupe; Igbo; Edo
    • Production date: 1895-1935
    • Production place: Benin City
  • Ashanti chief at the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Kumasi. Portrait of an Ashanti Chief. 2-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S R Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • photographic print

    Portrait of six men. Three elderly men seated on chairs, three young men standing behind. Seated in the midddle is Chief Amachree. Standing on his left is Young Brigg and Bob Manuel on left.Wooden barrel at left. Wearing tunics, wrappers,...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Jonathan A Green (Office/studio of)
    • Ethnic name: Kalabari
    • Production date: 1895-1905
    • Production place: Niger Delta
  • Ashanti chief at the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. Kumasi. Ashanti chief in traditional dress, seated on a chair. Dignitaries holding swords. Ornament attached to pommel of sword [box for containing gold dust]....

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
  • Asantehene Osei Agyemen Prempeh II at the front of the procession at Kumasi Sports Ground in mourning for King George V; photographic print

    Asantehene Osei Agyemen Prempeh II, Kumasi, at the front of the procession in mourning for King George V, forty days after his death. The Asantehene is surrounded by dignitaries. Prempe II is wearing a 17th century war costume covered with...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Mary S R Sinclair (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Asante
    • Production date: 1936
    • Production place: Kumase
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    photographic print

    Kenya, full-length frontal portrait of adult male Masai herdsman. Male standing, wearing cloth around torso and arms, ear-ornaments, head-dress, holding walking-stick [?]. Savanna setting, settlement in background. Medium: Gelatin silver...

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Producer: Hermann Justus Braunholtz (Photographed by)
    • Ethnic name: Nandi; Masai
    • Production date: 1929
    • Production place: Uasin Gishu Plateau; Eldoret
  • cloth

    Kente cloth; made of hand-woven cotton with supplementary weft decorations; black strips of cloth with white stripe up middle and alternating squares of 1) bands of orange lines alternating with bands of white lines; 2) bands of red lines...

    • Object type: cloth
    • Production date: 2000s
    • Production place: Kpetoe
  • netsuke; cigarette-box

    Tobacco box and netsuke. Box made from two joined haliotis shells, with frog, slug and serpent in high-relief makie; another carved ivory slug inlaid into ebony lid; netsuke in shape of frog. Signed and sealed.

    • Object type: netsuke; cigarette-box
    • Producer: Shomosai (Made by); Yoshitada (Made by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Meiji Era; Edo Period
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Japan
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    surimono; new year-print; egoyomi; album

    Album of 112 woodblock-printed surimono (privately commissioned prints) and egoyomi (picture calendars) by various artists. Each album-leaf pasted with one or more prints. Each print also separately catalogued (number indicated in...

    • Object type: surimono; new year-print; egoyomi; album
    • Producer: Gyou (Print artist); Totoya Hokkei (魚屋北渓) (Print artist); Teisai Hokuba (蹄斎北馬) (Print artist); Shotei Hokuju (昇亭北壽) (Print artist); Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) (Print artist); Katsushika Hokutai (葛飾 北岱) (Print artist); Katsushika Hokuga (葛飾北雅) (Print artist); Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞 Toyokuni III) (Print artist); Ryuryukyo Shinsai (柳々居辰斎) (Print artist); Kitao Shigemasa (北尾重政) (Print artist); Kubo Shunman (窪俊満) (Print artist); Katsukawa Shuntei (勝川春亭) (Print artist)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 1790-1810
    • Production place: Edo; Edo; Edo; Edo
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    Portrait of Lessing J. Rosenwald; print

    Portrait bust of young man, head turned and looking right, wearing spectacles. 1930 Etching

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: James McBey (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1930
  • Ben W Morris; print

    Portrait head of architect, turned to right, wearing pince-nez. 1923 Drypoint, with plate-tone, on zinc

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Sir Muirhead Bone (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1923
  • drawing

    Five studies of women's heads; including two of an old woman (Aeltje) wearing spectacles at the end of her nose. c.1653 Pen and brown ink with greyish-brown wash; framing-lines in pen and brown ink. Verso: part of the profile of a...

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Nicolaes Maes (Attributed to)
    • Production date: 1653
  • drawing

    Portrait of William Makepeace Thackeray; three-quarter length, seated to right, his arms resting on the chair, wearing spectacles Graphite, with coloured chalks, on brown paper

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Samuel Lover (Drawn by); Daniel Maclise (Drawn by)
    • Production date: 1799-1868
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    token

    Alloy token.

    • Object type: token
    • Authority: Thomas Williams
    • Production date: 1649-1672
    • Production place: Oxford
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    token

    Alloy token.

    • Object type: token
    • Authority: Richard Williams; William Franklin
    • Production date: 1649-1672
    • Production place: Highworth
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    token

    Alloy token.

    • Object type: token
    • Authority: John Varney
    • Production date: 1649-1672
    • Production place: London
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    token

    Alloy token.

    • Object type: token
    • Authority: John Radford
    • Production date: 1668
    • Production place: London
  • Spectacles; print

    Pair of closed spectacles seen from above and aligned vertically, shadow beneath. 13 May 1975 Sugar-lift aquatint on Rives paper

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Avigdor Arikha (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1975
  • Opthalmology Medal II; medal

    Cast bronze irregular oval medal.

    • Object type: medal
    • Producer: Hans Karl Burgeff (Designed by); Hans Karl Burgeff (Modelled by)
    • Production date: 1983
    • Production place: Germany
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    token

    Alloy token.

    • Object type: token
    • Authority: John Heaward
    • Production date: 1649-1672
    • Production place: London
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    drawing

    Study for the portrait of Dr Adolf Jann; head, turned slightly to right, wearing spectacles. 1968 Watercolour, over graphite, touched with ball-point pen

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Graham Sutherland (Drawn by)
    • Production date: 1968
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    Portrait of the artist; print

    Self-portrait; head and shoulders to front, wearing spectacles, his cheek resting on his left hand, sketching. 1928 Etching

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Gustaf Magnusson (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1928
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    An old woman; print

    Head and shoulders of woman wearing cap, spectacles and striped shirt. 1921 Colour woodcut in blue, grey and brown Edition 60/50

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Ilia Alekseevich Sokolov (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1921
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    netsuke

    Netsuke. Chinese fan, Chinese book and spectacles. Made of ivory.

    • Object type: netsuke
    • Producer: Sadayoshi (Made by); Tomotada (Made by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    token

    Alloy token.

    • Object type: token
    • Authority: John Tayler
    • Production date: 1649-1672
    • Production place: London
  • drawing

    The painter and the amateur, after Pieter Bruegel I; half-length to left, the painter wearing a skull-cap working on an unseen picture, another man, wearing spectacles, looking over his shoulder Pen and brown ink

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Pieter Bruegel the Elder (After); Peter Paul Rubens (Attributed to)
    • Production date: 1540-1569
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    print

    three-quarter length portrait of seated gentleman with moustache and spectacles, wearing waistcoat and jacket. c.1918-19 (?) Lithograph on sheet from an atlas, printed with maps of Romania on verso

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Jean-Alexandre Steriadi (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1918-1919
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    Etsaren; print

    Man wearing spectacles and smoking pipe, etching plate. 1924 Etching

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Gustaf Magnusson (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1924
  • drawing

    The old painter; interior of a studio with the artist seated before an easel, wearing spectacles and furred cap, on a shelf behind are masks, skull and other items Pen and brown ink and grey wash

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Cornelis Dusart (Drawn by)
    • Production date: 1675-1704
  • drawing; album

    An old couple in spectacles, from an album chiefly containing designs for glass-paintings; interior with the man seated in a high-backed chair, the woman at a table counting money (?) Pen and black ink, with brown and blue wash

    • Object type: drawing; album
    • Producer: H Ringli I (Formerly attributed to); Hans Jacob Rotenflan (Drawn by)
    • Production date: 17thC
  • print study; drawing

    Design for the frontispiece to 'The Tatler', 1759, Vol II; 'Isaac Bickerstaff' wearing night-cap, spectacles and waistcoat, lunging with sword at one of a series of figures drawn on the wall of his room Pen and grey ink and wash, indented...

    • Object type: print study; drawing
    • Producer: Francis Hayman (Drawn by)
    • Production date: 1708-1776
  • Strange Spectacle; print; christmas-card

    A double-headed seed pod suggesting a full frontal pair of spectacles, eyes and the line of a nose; the artist's Christmas card for 1944. Linocut on folded thin cream wove paper

    • Object type: print; christmas-card
    • Producer: Eric Thake (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1944
  • Spectacles for Republicans; satirical print; print

    A design in two ovals representing the glasses of spectacles; the rim of one (left) is coloured yellow, of the other black. On the left a peasant sits in a chair, a child on his knee, another beside him; he holds out a tankard to his buxom...

    • Object type: satirical print; print
    • Producer: William Holland (Published by); Richard Newton (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1795
    • Production place: London
  • photographic print

    Photograph (black and white); a pair of Eskimo-Aleut goggles made of thin plates of copper, and hide, with bead work decoration. Gelatin silver print

    • Object type: photographic print
    • Ethnic name: Eskimo-Aleut
    • Production date: 20thC(early)
  • Proverbs after Karel van Mander; print

    Plate 4: The wisdom of fools; three fools sitting together, one has thick-rimmed glasses and has an owl perched on his wrist; first state with Latin text; after Karel van Mander. c.1592 Engraving

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Nicolaes Braeu (Print made by); Karel van Mander I (After)
    • Production date: 1592
  • print study; drawing

    Study for 'An Omen of the Imperial Power of Claudius', engraved by Giacomo Cotta in 'La Pompa della Solenne entrata fatta nella città di Milano dalla Serenissima Maria Anna Austriaca', published in Milan, 1649: in centre, figure of man on...

    • Object type: print study; drawing
    • Producer: Johann Christoph Storer (Drawn by)
    • Production date: 1649
  • print study; drawing

    Sight, from a series of the Five Senses, study for a print; domestic interior with a seated woman wearing an elaborate headdress, holding a candle before her face, to left three men, one seated with his hands upraised and another bearded...

    • Object type: print study; drawing
    • Producer: Cornelis Dusart (Drawn by)
    • Production date: 1693
  • trade-card; print

    Trade card of Soderberg, working optician and musical (and scientific) instrument maker at No. 2 Crown Court, Crown Street, Westminster, London; lettered at centre within an oval garland, surmounted by a motif of two wind instruments and a...

    • Object type: trade-card; print
    • Producer: F Warburton (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1750-1818
    • Production place: London
  • drawing

    Ink sketch by Gopal Sanyal of a street performer sitting with his monkeys. He holds a whip and a double-ended drum, while the monkeys, on a leash, are depicted comically in the foreground. They both wear skull-caps and one wears a skirt...

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Gopal Sanyal (Made by)
    • Production date: 1977
    • Production place: Calcutta