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  • dinos; column krater

    Body sherd of Attic Black Figure pottery column krater or dinos; interior: glazed streaky black; exterior: black figure decoration consisting of Herakles (only part of head, upper body, and left arm remaining; added red on beard; lion’s...

    • Object type: dinos; column krater
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 550BC-525BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Naukratis
  • kantharos

    Rim sherd of Attic Black Figure pottery kantharos; interior: reserved band around straight rim and glazed shiny black below with three narrow added red concentric bands; exterior: narrow black band below rim; below, black figure decoration...

    • Object type: kantharos
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 550BC-540BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Sanctuary of Hera
  • droop cup

    Rim and body sherd of Attic Black Figure pottery Droop cup; interior: glazed black with reserved band near bottom of lip; exterior: lip glazed black, two concentric brown bands above black figure decoration consisting of part of fighting...

    • Object type: droop cup
    • Producer: The Painter of Louvre F28 (Attributed to); The Painter of the Nicosia Olpe (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 540BC-530BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Naukratis
  • krater; dinos

    Shoulder sherd of East Greek, probably Clazomenian, Black Figure pottery vessel, possibly a dinos or krater; interior: reserved; exterior: black figure decoration consisting of two warriors in battle (only part of hoplite's helmet with...

    • Object type: krater; dinos
    • Culture/period/dynasty: East Greek; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 550BC-525BC
    • Production place: Clazomenae
    • Find spot: Naukratis
  • oinochoe; amphora

    Neck and body sherd of Attic Black Figure pottery amphora or oinochoe type III; interior: glazed black top and reserved below; exterior: neck glazed black; above scene, upright bud chain alternating in added red and black and framed by...

    • Object type: oinochoe; amphora
    • Producer: The Amasis Painter (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 550BC-540BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Naukratis
  • volute krater

    Rim and neck sherd of Attic Black Figure pottery volute krater; interior: top of rim reserved; glazed black with band in added red around lip; on edge of rim, continuous key maeander running left; on neck, one narrow black band; below,...

    • Object type: volute krater
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 510BC-500BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Sanctuary of Apollo
  • nikosthenic pyxis; lid

    Body sherd of Attic Black Figure pottery nikosthenic pyxis lid; interior: glazed streaky black with added red band near perimeter; exterior: black figure decoration consisting of body and hindquarters of lion (added white under belly)...

    • Object type: nikosthenic pyxis; lid
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 550BC-530BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Sanctuary of Apollo
  • column krater

    Body sherd (rejoined from two fragments) of Attic Black Figure pottery open vessel, possibly a column krater; interior: glazed streaky black; exterior: black figure decoration consisting of wrestling scene (from left, part of one leg of one...

    • Object type: column krater
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 575BC-550BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Naukratis
  • cup type a

    Bowl and stem sherd of Attic Black Figure pottery cup, probably a type A cup; interior: from outside edge, one wide black band framing centre of bowl; in tondo, painted decoration consisting of whirligig of four frontal half-satyrs, in...

    • Object type: cup type a
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Classical Greek; Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 490BC-470BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Naukratis
  • krater; dinos

    Shoulder and body sherd of Attic Silhouette pottery open vessel, possibly a dinos or a krater; interior: upper part of shoulder reserved and glazed streaky black below; exterior: from top, part of tongue pattern; below, black figure...

    • Object type: krater; dinos
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Classical Greek; Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 525BC-475BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana; Naukratis
  • column krater

    Body sherd of Attic Black Figure pottery column krater; interior glazed streaky black; exterior: black figure decoration consisting of part of satyr bending to right with tail raised, defecating while making love to possibly a maenad (only...

    • Object type: column krater
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 550BC-525BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Sanctuary of Apollo
  • band cup

    Body sherd of Attic Black Figure pottery band cup; interior: reserved band around edge of rim and glazed black below; exterior: lip black; below, body reserved; black figure decoration consisting of possibly the return of Hephaistos (only...

    • Object type: band cup
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 560BC-530BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana; Naukratis
  • cup type a

    Rim and body sherd (rejoined from two fragments) of Attic Black Figure pottery type A cup with handle start on lower left; interior: reserved band just below rim and glazed below; part of reserved tondo with added red or dilute brown band...

    • Object type: cup type a
    • Producer: The Painter of Oxford 237 (Painted by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Classical Greek; Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 500BC-480BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Naukratis
  • shrine; casket

    Silver trapezoidal roof-panel from house-shaped casket shrine. It has a narrow billeted border, and is divided into four triangular zones of decoration by a diagonal cross with a billeted mid-rib, pierced by five rivet-holes. The lower...

    • Object type: shrine; casket
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Viking; Late Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 10thC(early)
  • buckle

    Copper-alloy counterplate from a buckle. Five-sided with one thick edge and heavily ridged, a swastika panel, and a tendril-filled triangle bordered by animals, pointing to a human face. Parallel to the thicker, heavily ridged edge is a...

    • Object type: buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Sub-Roman; Frankish; Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 5thC
    • Find spot: Mucking
  • quoit brooch

    Silver quoit brooch; two zones of gilded animal ornament separated by plain zone; two birds flank notch, a third on pin-head; inner rim; ball-headed.

    • Object type: quoit brooch
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Sub-Roman; Frankish; Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 5thC
    • Find spot: Sarre
  • plaque

    Walrus ivory plaque in the shape of a cross with expanded terminals, carved in relief, with two attachment-holes at the end of each arm; traces of two others, and a third uncompleted drilling, are present on the right-hand arm of the cross....

    • Object type: plaque
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 11thC(early)
    • Find spot: Lewes Priory
  • model; calligraphy; boat

    Porcelain model boat with applied, incised and 'fahua' decoration and an ink inscription. This porcelain boat is modelled with a low prow and a high stern which is hollow. On deck are two small canopied pavilions. The smaller one at the...

    • Object type: model; calligraphy; boat
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1506
    • Production place: Jingdezhen
    • Find spot: China
  • disc brooch; box brooch

    Composite disc brooch of gilt silver with copper back-plate and pin: circular box construction with sunken central repoussé roundel with scene of Adoration of the Magi; broad, raised border with ring of punched curvilinear ornament...

    • Object type: disc brooch; box brooch
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Antique; Avar
    • Production date: 6thC-7thC
    • Find spot: Hungary
  • cross pendant

    Silver pendant cross. The cross is cut from a plate of silver (2 mm. thick). One of the arms has a loop for suspension, which is circular in profile and appears to have been bored from both sides and then soldered to the arm. The arms of...

    • Object type: cross pendant
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 9thC
    • Find spot: Pelham Road
  • hydria

    Pottery: black-figured hydria. Designs in black on red panels, with borders of ivy down the sides and palmettes along the bottom; accessories of purple and white. 1. On the shoulder: Contest of Heracles with the Cretan bull: In the centre...

    • Object type: hydria
    • Producer: The Leagros Group (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 510BC-500BC
    • Production place: Attica
  • lekythos

    Pottery: black-figured lekythos (oil-flask). Accessories faded. On the neck, palmettes; above the design, maeander. Quadriga of Achilles at full speed to right, the horses having very long tails and pendants from their collars; the...

    • Object type: lekythos
    • Producer: The Gela Painter (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic
    • Production date: 500BC-480BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Gela
  • column krater

    Pottery: black-figured column-krater (bowl for mixing wine and water) showing the Judgement of Paris: Hermes leads the goddesses towards Paris, who tries to escape his fate, while his dog lifts a restraining paw. The other side shows a...

    • Object type: column krater
    • Producer: Lydos (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic
    • Production date: 560BC-540BC
    • Production place: Attica
  • mask

    Fish-shaped ceremonial mask made of sewed and incised turtle-shell plates, inlaid shell, cassowary feathers, seed pods, red pigment, fibre cord.

    • Object type: mask
    • Ethnic name: Torres Strait Islander
    • Find spot: Mabuiag
  • amphora

    Pottery: black-figured amphora, gigantomachy. Designs black on the red body of the vase, with rich accessories of white and purple; patterns on the dresses partly incised, partly painted; rows of white dots frequent. On the neck, double...

    • Object type: amphora
    • Producer: The Lysippides Painter (Attributed to the Manner of)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 520BC-500BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Vulci
  • pseudo-penannular brooch

    Silver pseudo-penannular brooch. Slender hoop, at the apex two panels of gilt interlace framing an empty rectangular setting. The junction with the expanded terminals is marked by deep circular settings for amber, one piece remaining. The...

    • Object type: pseudo-penannular brooch
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Celtic
    • Production date: 8thC-9thC(early)
    • Find spot: Tara, Hill of; Skreen
  • plaque; furniture-fitting

    Ivory plaque of lioness mauling an African: the lioness is standing over her victim who has his knees drawn up and is lying back supported by his hands on the ground behind him. The lioness is biting his throat. The African wears a short...

    • Object type: plaque; furniture-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Phoenician
    • Production date: 900BC-700BC
    • Find spot: North West Palace
  • wall panel; relief

    Gypsum wall panel depicting the celebration after a bull hunt in relief: the bull lies on the ground, and Ashurnasirpal rests his bow while pouring a triumphant libation of wine. The Royal chariot travels to the right, and the horses wear...

    • Object type: wall panel; relief
    • Authority: Ashurnasirpal II
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Neo-Assyrian
    • Production date: 875BC-860BC
    • Find spot: North West Palace
  • oinochoe; amphora

    Neck and shoulder sherd (rejoined from three fragments) of East Greek (North Ionian) Late Wild Goat (black figure) pottery oinochoe or amphora; pale orange clay with white inclusions and some silver mica; cream slip, dark brown and red...

    • Object type: oinochoe; amphora
    • Culture/period/dynasty: East Greek; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 600BC-570BC
    • Production place: North Ionia
    • Find spot: Sanctuary of Apollo
  • siana cup

    Pottery: black-figured kylix ('Siana' shape). Designs black on red ground; purple and white accessories. Underneath the foot, at the point of insertion of the stem, is a spike, an imitation of metal-work. Interior, in a medallion with...

    • Object type: siana cup
    • Producer: The C Painter (Attributed to the Manner of)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic
    • Production date: 570BC-560BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Siana
  • siana cup

    Pottery: black-figured kylix in 'Siana' shape. Design on obverse rather worn; purple and white accessories. Underneath the foot is a spike in imitation of metal. Interior, in a medallion: A warrior advancing to right, in the act of...

    • Object type: siana cup
    • Producer: The C Painter (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 575BC-550BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Siana
  • bowl

    Lip and wall sherd (rejoined from two fragments) of East Greek (North Ionian) Late Wild Goat (black figure) pottery bowl; micaceous clay with white inclusions; interior, dark brown slip, white and red paint: zone of solid red rays with...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: East Greek; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 600BC-570BC
    • Production place: North Ionia
    • Find spot: Naukratis
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    necklace; bead

    Necklace (?); string consisting of beads of various shapes, dimensions and materials; three pendants in the form of Taweret, two of glass and one of glazed green steatite; a large number of spherical glass beads of three types, (1) ten...

    • Object type: necklace; bead
    • Find spot: Thebes
  • imborivungu

    Imborivungu (owl-pipe), voice-disguiser; made of human bone; leg bone with clay head at one end, traces of human hair, cowrie shell eyes, pink glass beads in mud; abrus precatorius seeds in mud on opposite end of bone; hole carved at centre...

    • Object type: imborivungu
    • Ethnic name: Tiv
    • Find spot: Benue State; Wukari
  • imborivungu

    Imborivungu (owl-pipe), voice-disguiser; made of human bone; leg bone with pottery human face, human hair, glass bead eyes, abrus precatorius seeds on back of head; mud covered with abrus precatorius seeds, glass beads & cowrie shell just...

    • Object type: imborivungu
    • Ethnic name: Tiv
    • Find spot: Benue State; Wukari
  • whistle; imborivungu; figure

    Ritual figure; made of human skull; a) cranium covered in cloth which is coated with mud and abrus precatorius seeds, metal eyes, metal squares on string hanging around bottom edge, yellow felt covering bottom; b) incised bone stand...

    • Object type: whistle; imborivungu; figure
    • Ethnic name: Shangev; Tiv
    • Find spot: Nigeria
  • finger-ring

    Gold finger-ring; high, openwork circular applied bezel; cloisonné garnets and green glass set concentrically within beaded border; enriched with filigree and granulation; thin flat hoop with profiled expanded shoulders incised to resemble...

    • Object type: finger-ring
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ostrogothic; Lombardic
    • Production date: 6thC-7thC
  • dinos

    Attic Black Figure pottery dinos reconstructed from many fragments; interior: glazed black; on rim, added red on inner and outer face of rim; on top of flat rim, untidy rosettes (with red centres); exterior: on shoulder, alternating red and...

    • Object type: dinos
    • Producer: Sophilos (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 580BC-550BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Sanctuary of Aphrodite
  • dinos

    Wall sherd (rejoined and restored from six fragments) of East Greek (North Ionian) Late Wild Goat (black figure) pottery dinos; pale orange clay with white inclusions; plain on the inside; exterior: traces of cream slip, dark brown and red...

    • Object type: dinos
    • Culture/period/dynasty: East Greek; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 600BC-570BC
    • Production place: North Ionia
    • Find spot: Sanctuary of Aphrodite
  • quiver

    Quiver; wooden cylinder covered with pale sewn animal skin bands, with small bands of darker leather and textile. Leather fringe down one side, including three wider leather pieces with incised and painted lines and triangles. Round gourd...

    • Object type: quiver
    • Production place: Ghana
    • Find spot: Ghana
  • incense-burner; cover

    Incense-burner with metal lining and pierced cover. Decorated with peacocks in flight among peony scrolls. Made of gold 'qiang jin' and incised black lacquered wood and bronze.

    • Object type: incense-burner; cover
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Ming dynasty
    • Production date: 1400-1450
    • Production place: Ryukyu-retto
  • buckle

    Silver, copper alloy and gold buckle: silver loop, gold basal shield with cloisonné garnets and blue paste; triangular plate; in five pieces.

    • Object type: buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Wickhambreaux
  • smoking-pipe

    Pipe bowl, of translucent greenish-white soapstone, carved, incised and painted, with a single metal ear ornament. The bowl is carved in form of a man's head, deep mouth with downturned corners, prominent chin, long sharp Roman nose, eyes...

    • Object type: smoking-pipe
    • Ethnic name: Northeast Peoples; Siouan; Algonquian
    • Production date: 1600-1750
    • Find spot: USA
  • standing cup; nef

    Standing-cup made of heliotrope in the form of a nef (or ship) comprising four sections: firstly, the boat-shaped bowl, the hull of which is carved (near the centre of the bottom) with a short cylindrical projection - the uppermost element...

    • Object type: standing cup; nef
    • Production date: 17thC(early)
    • Production place: France
  • horse-trappings

    Horse trapping; silver; gilding; cast; engraved; buckle of faceted wire; decorative finial; nine alternating, incised, linked plates of two basic types: opposed peltae; crescents in pierce-work; centred with quatrefoil, beginning and ending...

    • Object type: horse-trappings
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Roman
    • Production date: 4thC
    • Production place: Rome
    • Find spot: San Francesco di Paola ai Monti
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    necklace; bead; amulet

    Amuletic string: of long and short truncated convex bicone, spherical and oblate beads of cornelian, a few amethyst long truncated convex bicone and oblate beads, four garnet beads (one long and three standard truncated convex bicones),...

    • Object type: necklace; bead; amulet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Middle Kingdom
    • Find spot: Thebes
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    shabti

    Acacia(?) wood shabti originally covered with a layer of painted, gilded and plastered linen(now mostly missing); features include a lappet wig, a carved face, a gold collar, arms in relief with the hands holding two hoes, the legs and feet...

    • Object type: shabti
    • Culture/period/dynasty: 18th Dynasty
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    pendant; necklace; bead

    Bead, pendant, necklace (?); string of beads and pendants of assorted shapes, materials and dimensions; blue and red glazed composition and red jasper cylinder disc and short barrel beads; several red jasper, amethyst and glass spherical...

    • Object type: pendant; necklace; bead
    • Find spot: Egypt
  • hydria

    Pottery: black-figured hydria. Design in black on red panels, divided by network, with borders of palmettes down the sides and along the bottom; accessories of white and purple. 1. On the shoulder: Heracles strangling the Nemean lion: the...

    • Object type: hydria
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 510BC-500BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Vulci
  • neck-amphora

    Nine joined fragments of Attic black-figure painted pottery neck-amphora. Designs black on red ground, with purple accessories and incised lines. Above, the hunt of the Calydonian boar (?): Part of the boar is visible moving to left; his...

    • Object type: neck-amphora
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 580BC-560BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
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    boot

    Pair of man's yellow-dyed leather riding boots. Boots are cut diagonally at the top and oversewn with red wool thread on one side and natural-coloured silk thread on the other. Front of each boot has red, white and blue silk thread pompom....

    • Object type: boot
    • Ethnic name: Hausa
    • Production date: 1970-1975
    • Find spot: Kano State
  • situla

    East greek black-figure painted pottery situla. Designs in black on buff panels on the neck, with incised lines and accessories of purple. (a) In the centre, a winged male figure ending in a serpent, bearded, with short purple chiton, the...

    • Object type: situla
    • Culture/period/dynasty: East Dorian; Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 575BC-550BC
    • Production place: Rhodes
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
  • neck-amphora

    Sherd of Clazomenian black-figure pottery neck-amphora; tongue pattern in black, white and purple on shoulder; two ithyphalic satyrs, with long hair and horses hoofs, pursuing a Maenad; below a row of dots and a frieze of sphinxes to...

    • Object type: neck-amphora
    • Producer: The Petrie Painter (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek; North Ionian
    • Production date: 540BC-525BC
    • Production place: Clazomenae
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
  • hydria

    Fragmentary Clazomenian black-figure painted pottery hydria. Front half of body and part of one side-handle preserved. Designs black on red panels, that on the shoulder projecting beyond the other on either side; incised lines and...

    • Object type: hydria
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek; North Ionian
    • Production date: 540BC-530BC
    • Production place: Clazomenae
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
  • hydria

    Fragmentary Clazomenian black-figure painted pottery hydria. Front half of body and part of one side-handle preserved. Designs black on red panels, that on the shoulder projecting beyond the other on either side; incised lines and...

    • Object type: hydria
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek; North Ionian
    • Production date: 540BC-530BC
    • Production place: Clazomenae
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
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    necklace; amulet

    Necklace: comprising a large number of beads and amulets of various shapes, dimensions and materials: four filed 'Nassa' shells; calcite fist amulet; cornelian hand amulet; eleven barrel beads, two short truncated bicone beads, one...

    • Object type: necklace; amulet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: 6th Dynasty
    • Find spot: Mostagedda
  • drinking-cup

    Pottery: black-figured cup. Designs black on grey ground (damaged by firing), with faded accessories of white and purple. Interior, in a medallion, with border of tongue-pattern: Dionysos riding on an ithyphallic mule to left; he is...

    • Object type: drinking-cup
    • Producer: The Lysippides Painter (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Attic
    • Production date: 530BC-510BC
    • Production place: Attica
    • Find spot: Nola
  • amphora

    Pottery: black-figured 'Tyrrhenian' amphora: Designs black on red ground; no accessories. (a) Combat of warriors over a fallen warrior: The prostrate man has helmet, cuirass, greaves, sword, and shield by his side; over him strides a...

    • Object type: amphora
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Archaic Greek
    • Production date: 540BC
    • Find spot: Caere
  • amphora

    Pottery: black-figured amphora. Designs black on red ground, with incised lines. Round the top, lotus-buds. On the neck, two similar panels: Three beardless figures to left with long hair gathered up, long chitons and himatia, holding up...

    • Object type: amphora
    • Producer: The Micali Painter (Attributed to)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Etruscan
    • Production date: 510BC-500BC
    • Production place: Vulci
    • Find spot: Vulci
  • pendant; bead

    A string of three 'Purpura' shells, two very badly damaged, ten 'Nerita' shells, three bone barrel beads and six pendants of various materials. Two of the bone beads are long barrels and the other is a standard barrel. The black limestone...

    • Object type: pendant; bead
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Badarian
    • Find spot: Mostagedda
  • pendant; bead; amulet

    A long string of fifty amulets amulets: of various materials, five beads and four pendants. The beads are all of glazed composition: the conical bead, mis-shapen barrel and oblate bead are all green, and two short barrels are blue. Three...

    • Object type: pendant; bead; amulet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Middle Kingdom; First Intermediate
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    tankard

    Stoneware tankard; grey; salt-glazed; cylindrical body; pewter lid and base; horizontal filetball thumb-piece; armorial engraving, crowned lion and crossed axes; rim and base: band of blue dots; repeating panels of irregular-shaped applied...

    • Object type: tankard
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Post-Medieval
    • Production date: 1750
    • Production place: Westerwald
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    waster; mug; kiln-spacer; kiln debris; jug; jar; chamber-pot; bowl; bottle; baluster jug

    Two hundred and forty-five fragments of stoneware. Vessel forms: mugs, jugs, baluster-jugs, bottles, chamber-pots, bowls, jars. Many of the vessels are brown or grey stoneware. Grey stoneware pieces are often painted with cobalt-blue and/or...

    • Object type: waster; mug; kiln-spacer; kiln debris; jug; jar; chamber-pot; bowl; bottle; baluster jug
    • Production date: 1450-1650
    • Find spot: Raeren
  • model; figure; 模型; 畫像

    Clay slab of unknown use. The object is decorated with a scene depicting the façade of a building. In the lower part, a balustrade is shown on which stands a column that supports two arched niches. Inside each niche stands a musician with...

    • Object type: model; figure; 模型; 畫像
    • Production date: 4thC-5thC
    • Find spot: Yotkan; 約特干
  • sword

    The upper part of a sword-grip and pommel of composite construction with incised decoration in low relief; made of silver partly gilded and inlaid with niello on modern wood base. The pommel consists of an arched central element flanked by...

    • Object type: sword
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Middle Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 8thC(late)
    • Find spot: Fetter Lane
  • bell-shrine

    Copper alloy shrine with bell of St. Cuilean (1854,0714.6.A); inlaid with niello, enamel, copper and silver wires; animal interlace; human heads.

    • Object type: bell-shrine
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Celtic
    • Production date: 11thC(late)
    • Find spot: Borrisoleigh; Kilcuilawn
  • belt-buckle

    Copper-alloy buckle plate. Square at one end and triangular at the other. With one thicker edge, a zoomorphic loop, central panels with cross, and cross and spiral motifs, and an end panel of key design. This is surrounded by light...

    • Object type: belt-buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Sub-Roman; Frankish; Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 5thC
    • Find spot: Mucking
  • The Crundale buckle; buckle

    Silver buckle with a cast oval loop and shield-on-tongue covered by a sheet gold plate, edged with beaded wire, and divided into two crescentic panels flanking a central rectangle, all filled with collared granules. Above them is a band of...

    • Object type: buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(mid)
    • Find spot: Crundale Downs; Crundale
  • Talbot Casket; casket

    Casket; wood; embossed, incised and stamped leather; flat-topped and rectangular; lid and sides divided into a number of panels, scenes of which were divided by metal mounts, original ones stripped off and replaced by base metal ones; lid...

    • Object type: casket
    • Production date: 1400
    • Production place: Flanders; Belgium; France
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    rattle; lute; fiddle; bow

    Lute, spike fiddle ? (a), with long wooden neck and hemispherical body made of gourd; resonator formed from reptile skin stretched across gourd opening and attached with metal nails. Band of leather attached by metal nails around top of...

    • Object type: rattle; lute; fiddle; bow
    • Ethnic name: Hausa
    • Production date: 20thC(late)
    • Find spot: Zaria
  • wall panel; relief

    Gypsum wall panel depicting a royal bull hunt in relief: the royal chariot is showing rushing to the right across a fallen bull. The warrior in the chariot is king Ashurnasirpal II himself, wearing the distinctive royal hat. Here, instead...

    • Object type: wall panel; relief
    • Authority: Ashurnasirpal II
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Neo-Assyrian
    • Production date: 875BC-860BC
    • Find spot: North West Palace
  • shrine; reliquary; relic

    Gable-end of a shrine depicting in recess the figure of St Oda between the figures of Religion and Charity within an architectural niche decorated with copper plaques and crystals; the outer frame decorated with enamelled plaques and with...

    • Object type: shrine; reliquary; relic
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Late Medieval
    • Production date: 1170
    • Production place: Europe
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    tsuba; sword-sheath; menuki; katana; fuchi-kashira; blade; daisho

    Katana (long sword blade) 1958,0730.194.a. Made of steel. Signed.Part of daisho (matching pair) with 1958,0730.203. Sword-sheath 1958,0730.194.b. Part of mounting for katana. Satsuma-clan crest (mon; a cross within a circle) and...

    • Object type: tsuba; sword-sheath; menuki; katana; fuchi-kashira; blade; daisho
    • Producer: Monju Shigekuni II (二代目文珠重國) (Made by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Kii
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    wakizashi; sheath; menuki; fuchi-kashira; blade; tsuka

    Wakizashi (short sword blade) OA+.3794.a ; made of steel; signed and inscribed. Saya (scabbard) OA+.3794.b : stone appearance surface formed with layers of vermilion and black lacquer, incised with lines; made of wood with metal and...

    • Object type: wakizashi; sheath; menuki; fuchi-kashira; blade; tsuka
    • Producer: Kuniyoshi (Made by); Koyama Munetsugu (固山宗次) (Made by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Keio Era
    • Production date: 1865
    • Production place: Edo; Japan
  • mask; dance equipment

    Crocodile dance mask, buk or krar, made of wood, metal, shell and feathers. The main part of the mask represents a crocodile head, and is made of wongai wood. Metal saw blades represent the crocodile teeth. The mask is surmounted with a...

    • Object type: mask; dance equipment
    • Producer: Maino (Attributed to)
    • Ethnic name: Torres Strait Islander
    • Production date: 1880s
    • Production place: Torres Strait Islands
    • Find spot: Tudu
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    strap-fitting

    Copper alloy strap-end; rectangular sheet with tremolierstich decoration; notched to form tripartite end; two attachment rivets.

    • Object type: strap-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Medieval
    • Production date: 11thC-15thC
    • Find spot: Bassu
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    jug

    Blue-green blown glass jug with a rim folded outwards, downwards and upwards, a cylindrical neck constricted at the base, a globular body, a four-reeded handle and a concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with bands of wheel incisions...

    • Object type: jug
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Syria
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    jug

    Olive green blown glass jug with a rim folded outwards, downwards and upwards, a cylindrical neck, a triangular body, a three-reeded handle and a flattened base with no pontil mark. Decorated with bands of wheel incisions on the body.

    • Object type: jug
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Greece
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    flask

    Olive green blown glass flask with a rim folded downwards, upwards and outwards, a constricted neck, two handles, a globular body and a slightly concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with faint wheel incisions on the body.

    • Object type: flask
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
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    bottle

    Cylindrical blown glass bottle of indeterminate colour, with an outsplayed stepped rim, a twelve-ribbed handle and a concave base. Decorated with bands of wheel incisions.

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Cyprus
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    bottle

    Bluish-green blown glass cylindrical bottle with an outsplayed folded rim, a three-reeded handle and a concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with bands of wheel incisions.

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
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    bottle

    Green blown glass cylindrical bottle with a folded-in rim, a five-reeded handle and a concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with four groups of wheel incisions.

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Carmel, Mount
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    bottle

    Blown glass cylindrical bottle of indeterminate colour, with an outsplayed folded rim, an eleven-reeded handle and a concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with bands of faint wheel incisions.

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Cyprus
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    bottle

    Green blown glass cylindrical bottle with an outsplayed folded rim, a nine-reeded handle and a concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with bands of wheel incisions.

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Kerch
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    vessel

    Dull greenish blown glass cylindrical bottle with an outsplayed folded rim, a six-reeded handle and a concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with three groups of faint wheel incisions on the body.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Corfu
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    beaker

    Light green blown glass beaker with a plain rim and a pushed-in flattened base. Decorated with wheel incisions.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Pozzuoli
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    beaker

    Olive green blown glass beaker with a plain rim and a pushed-in base. Decorated with groups of faint wheel incisions.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Xylotymbou
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    beaker

    Dull greenish blown glass beaker with an everted plain cut rim, bulging sides and a pushed-in base with no pontil mark. Decorated with wheel incisions round the middle of the body.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
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    beaker

    Greenish blown glass beaker with an everted rim, vertical sides and a slightly concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with wheel incisions.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
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    beaker

    Dull green blown glass beaker with an everted plain cut rim, a cylindrical body and a concave base. Decorated with wheel incisions.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Greece
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    beaker

    Cobalt blue blown glass beaker with a plain rim, vertical sides and a slightly concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with wheel incisions.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Corfu
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    beaker

    Greenish colourless blown glass beaker with a plain rim, bulging sides and a concave base. Decorated with bands of wheel incisions.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Cyprus
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    beaker

    Olive greenish blown glass beaker with a plain cut rim and a flattened pushed-in base-ring. The sides taper downwards and have four indentations. Decorated with wheel incisions at the rim.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Pouzin, Le
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    beaker

    Bluish green blown glass beaker with a plain cut rim and a pushed-in base-ring. The sides taper downwards and have four indentations. Decorated with wheel incisions at the rim.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Corfu
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    beaker

    Greenish colourless blown glass beaker with a plain cut rim, and a concave base. Decorated with wheel incisions below the rim, and four triangular indentations in the sides.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Cyprus
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    beaker

    Green-tinged colourless blown glass beaker with rim outsplayed from a fold, a knocked-off lip, slightly convex sides, a rounded basal angle and a concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with two horizontal bands of wheel incisions below...

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Cyprus
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    beaker

    Greenish colourless blown glass beaker with a plain cut rim, bulging sides and a concave base. Decorated with wheel incisions below the rim, and four indentations in the sides.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Achna
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    beaker

    Greenish colourless blown glass beaker with a plain cut rim, and a concave base. Decorated with wheel incisions below the rim, and four indentations in the sides.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Cyprus
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    beaker

    Greenish colourless blown glass beaker with a plain cut rim, and a concave base. Decorated with wheel incisions below the rim, and four indentations in the sides.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Cyprus
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    beaker

    Green blown glass beaker with a plain cut rim, and a concave base. Decorated with wheel incisions below the rim, and four indentations in the sides.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Cyprus
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    beaker

    Dull green blown glass beaker with a plain cut rim, and a concave base. Decorated with wheel incisions below the rim, and four indentations in the sides.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Nîmes
  • beaker

    Yellow blown glass beaker with a plain cut rim and an everted concave base with no pontil mark. Decorated with a row of six blue blobs flanked by wheel-incised bands.

    • Object type: beaker
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Roman
    • Find spot: Kerch