Game board with two pieces and a dice

Audio tour: collection highlights

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Object timeline

400.000-300.000 a.C.

Due asce britanniche

A picture of two axe heads
Hoxne, Suffolk, Inghilterra
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2600–2400 a.C.

Il gioco reale di Ur

Game board with two pieces and a dice
Ur (moderna Tell el-Muqayyar), Iraq, Asia
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645–635 a.C.

Bassorilievo di una caccia al leone

Alabaster wall panel showing lion hunt.
Palazzo Nord di Ninive (vicino alla moderna Mosul), Iraq, Asia
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447–432 a.C.

Galleria del Partenone

Sculptures from the east pediment of the Parthenon
Atene, Grecia
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196 a.C.

Stele di Rosetta

The Rosetta Stone
Fort San Julien, El-Rashid (Rosetta), Egitto, Africa
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Circa 250 d.C.

Rilievo bilaterale di Amaravati

A relief from Amaravati, India depicting people and animals
Amaravati, India
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Primi anni del VII secolo d.C.

L'elmo di Sutton Hoo

Gold warrior helmet turned brown over time.
Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, Inghilterra
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1200

Hoa Hakananai'a

Hoa Hakananai'a sculpture made of basalt.
Probabilmente Rano Kao, Isola di Pasqua, Polinesia
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1351

I vasi David

Two blue and white porcelain vases
Jingdezhen, Provincia di Jangxi, Cina, Asia
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1397

Il reliquiario della Sacra Spina

A reliquary made of gold and encrusted with sapphires and rubies.
Parigi, Francia
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1400–1521

Mosaico del serpente a due teste

A mosaic double headed serpent
Messico, America Centrale
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Circa 1545–1550

Scodella con decorazioni blu e bianche

Footed bowl with blue and white decoration
Iznik, Bursa, Regione di Marmara, Turchia
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1580–1590

Galeone meccanico

A gilt figurine of a ship
Augsburg, Bavaria, Germania
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XVI-XIX secc.

Armatura di samurai

Steel coloured Samurai suit and helmet with blue detail.
Giappone, Asia
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Circa 1650–1750

Vaso luna

A white circular jar
Corea, Asia
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Metà del XIX secolo

Casacca di guerriero

An Indigenous warrior shirt from Canada with long sleeves and decorative patterns on the shoulder and back
Alberta, Canada
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1903

Penny sfregiato dalle suffragette

A coin defaced with a stamp proclaiming 'Votes for Women'
Londra, Inghilterra
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2004

Scultura intitolata 'albero della vita'

A metal sculpture of a tree and a bird made entirely of weapons
Maputo, Mozambico, Africa
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