Antiquities

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ANTbarreljug

Clay barrel jug

Made in the 7th–6th century BC, this is an outstanding example of craftsmanship of the Cypro-Archaic period. H: 30 cm. AN1885.366.

ANToctopuspot

Clay pithos (storage jar) with octopus design

Cretan, H: 74.5 cm. Late Minoan period II (about 1450 BC). AN1911.608.

ANTdoublesidedmummyportrait1

Double-sided mummy portrait

Egyptian, encaustic paint on wood, 38 x 14.8 cm, 2nd century AD. AN1966.1112.

ANTguyfawkeslantern

Guy Fawkes's lantern

Sheet iron, 34.5 cm high. AN1887.2.

ANThippopotamus

Hippopotamus

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.

ANThumanskull

Human skull

Originally plastered and painted. From the Neolithic settlement at Jericho, c.7000 BC. AN1955.565.

ANTamazon

Marble statuette of an Amazon

Roman, preserved height 104 cm. A good Roman version of a Greek original of the 5th century BC. ANMichaelis.24.

ANTnecklaceandbracelets

Necklace and bracelets

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.

ANTcupboyandhoop

Painted pottery cup

Greek, 12.8 cm diameter. Attic red figure, attributed to the ‘Colmar Painter’, 6th or 5th century BC, found in Chiusi. AN1886.587

ANTpowhatansmantle

Powhatan's mantle

Deerskin, with shell decoration, 235 x 160 cm. AN1685.B.205.

ANTethiopianboyasleepback

Terracotta figure of an Ethiopian boy asleep

Greek, H: 6.3 cm. From Tarentum (modern Taranto, southern Italy), and a miniature masterpiece of the Hellenistic modelling of the region. AN1884.583.

ANTalfredjewel

The Alfred Jewel

Anglo-Saxon, gold, enamel, and rock crystal, 6.2 cm long, (max.) 3.1 cm wide, 1.3 cm deep. AN1836 P. 135.371.

ANTcuddesdonbowl

The Cuddesdon Bowl

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.

ANTwinthillbowl

The Wint Hill Bowl

Roman, light greenish glass, 19 cm diameter, 5 cm deep. AN1957.186.

ANTcycladicfigurine

White marble figurine

Cycladic, H: 32 cm. From the Cycladic island of Amorgos in the Aegean Sea. ‘Early Cycladic’ (about 3000–2000 BC). AN1896-1908.AE.178.