Collection Highlights: Antiquities
Made in the 7th–6th century BC, this is an outstanding example of craftsmanship of the Cypro-Archaic period. H: 30 cm. AN1885.366.
Cretan, H: 74.5 cm. Late Minoan period II (about 1450 BC). AN1911.608.
Egyptian, encaustic paint on wood, 38 x 14.8 cm, 2nd century AD. AN1966.1112.
Sheet iron, 34.5 cm high. AN1887.2.
Egyptian, coarse red pottery, L: 27.3 cm. Found in grave R134 at Hu, of Predynastic date (about 3500–3000 BC). AN1896-1908.E.3267.
Originally plastered and painted. From the Neolithic settlement at Jericho, c.7000 BC. AN1955.565.
Roman, preserved height 104 cm. A good Roman version of a Greek original of the 5th century BC. ANMichaelis.24.
Gold necklace, L: 31 cm; gold on bronze bracelets, 8.5 cm diameter, Greek. Found in Grave IV at Nymphaeum in the Crimea, made in the 5th century BC. AN1885.479.
Greek, 12.8 cm diameter. Attic red figure, attributed to the ‘Colmar Painter’, 6th or 5th century BC, found in Chiusi. AN1886.587
Deerskin, with shell decoration, 235 x 160 cm. AN1685.B.205.
Greek, H: 6.3 cm. From Tarentum (modern Taranto, southern Italy), and a miniature masterpiece of the Hellenistic modelling of the region. AN1884.583.
Anglo-Saxon, gold, enamel, and rock crystal, 6.2 cm long, (max.) 3.1 cm wide, 1.3 cm deep. AN1836 P. 135.371.
Anglo-Saxon, 11.5 cm diameter. Of brilliant blue glass with fine trailed decoration, the bowl is probably Kentish, and was made about 600 AD. AN1980.269.
Roman, light greenish glass, 19 cm diameter, 5 cm deep. AN1957.186.
Cycladic, H: 32 cm. From the Cycladic island of Amorgos in the Aegean Sea. ‘Early Cycladic’ (about 3000–2000 BC). AN1896-1908.AE.178.