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31 artworks from the The British Museum

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Cycladic Figure, Aegean Civilizations

Cycladic Figure

2800 BCE
Mold Cape, The Celts

Mold Cape

1900 BCE-1600 BCE
The Liver Tablet, Mesopotamia

The Liver Tablet

1600 BCE
Bronze Bull Leaping Figure, Aegean Civilizations

Bronze Bull Leaping Figure

1600 BCE-1450 BCE
The Gilgamesh Flood Tablet, Mesopotamia

The Gilgamesh Flood Tablet

700 BCE
Etruscan Mirror, The Etruscans

Etruscan Mirror

500 BCE
The Rosetta Stone, Ancient Egypt

The Rosetta Stone

196 BCE
Holcombe Mirror, Iron Age

Holcombe Mirror

50 BCE
The Desborough Mirror, Iron Age

The Desborough Mirror

50 BCE
The Snettisham Great Torc, The Celts

The Snettisham Great Torc

150 BCE-50 BCE
Waterloo Bridge Helmet, The Celts

Waterloo Bridge Helmet

150 BCE-50 BCE
Iron Age Celtic Coin, Iron Age

Iron Age Celtic Coin

20 BCE
The Battersea Shield, The Celts

The Battersea Shield

350 BCE-50 CE
Human face pendant, Igbo-Ukwu

Human face pendant

c. 800 CE-900 CE
The Lewis Chessmen, Viking Age

The Lewis Chessmen

1150-1200
Obsidian Mirror, John Dee

Obsidian Mirror

John Dee, 1400
Bust of a Warrior in a Winged Helmet, Leonardo da Vinci

Bust of a Warrior in a Winged Helmet

Leonardo da Vinci, 1475-1480
Four Castles Gold Disk, John Dee

Four Castles Gold Disk

John Dee, 1560
Sigillum Dei, Wax Disk, John Dee

Sigillum Dei, Wax Disk

John Dee, 1582
Sigillum Dei, Wax Disks, John Dee

Sigillum Dei, Wax Disks

John Dee, 1582
Head of Queen Idia, Kingdom of Benin

Head of Queen Idia

c. 1500-1600
Ivory Hip Pendant in the form of a Face, Kingdom of Benin

Ivory Hip Pendant in the form of a Face

c. 1500-1600
A Harlot's Progress Plate 1, William Hogarth

A Harlot's Progress Plate 1

William Hogarth, 1732
Aquamanile in the form of a ram, Kingdom of Benin

Aquamanile in the form of a ram

c. 1700-1800
Inlaid ivory armlet, Kingdom of Benin

Inlaid ivory armlet

c. 1700-1800
Ghosts, Devils and the King of Hell, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Ghosts, Devils and the King of Hell

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1850
Tamatori escaping from the Dragon King, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Tamatori escaping from the Dragon King

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1853
Prince Yoshitsune learning the art of swordsmanship, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Prince Yoshitsune learning the art of swordsmanship

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1858
Hantise (Obsession), Odilon Redon

Hantise (Obsession)

Odilon Redon, 1894
Eben, ceremonial dancing sword, Kingdom of Benin

Eben, ceremonial dancing sword

c. 1700-1900
Head of a King, Kingdom of Benin

Head of a King

c. 1800-1900
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