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Cycladic Figure, Aegean Civilizations

Cycladic Figure 2800BCE

Mold Cape, The Celts

Mold Cape 1900 – 1600BCE

The Liver Tablet, Mesopotamia

The Liver Tablet 1600BCE

Bronze Bull Leaping Figure, Aegean Civilizations

Bronze Bull Leaping Figure 1600 – 1450BCE

The Gilgamesh Flood Tablet, Mesopotamia

The Gilgamesh Flood Tablet 700BCE

Etruscan Mirror, The Etruscans

Etruscan Mirror 500BCE

The Rosetta Stone, Ancient Egypt

The Rosetta Stone 196BCE

Holcombe Mirror, Iron Age

Holcombe Mirror 50BCE

The Desborough Mirror, Iron Age

The Desborough Mirror 50BCE

The Snettisham Great Torc, The Celts

The Snettisham Great Torc 150 – 50BCE

Waterloo Bridge Helmet, The Celts

Waterloo Bridge Helmet 150 – 50BCE

Iron Age Celtic Coin, Iron Age

Iron Age Celtic Coin 20BCE

The Battersea Shield, The Celts

The Battersea Shield 350BCE – 50CE

Human face pendant, Igbo-Ukwu

Human face pendant 800 – 900CE

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

Shepherd by a tree (Stippled), Giulio Campagnola

Shepherd by a tree (Stippled) Giulio Campagnola, 1509 – 1512

Shepherd by a tree (Cross Hatched), Giulio Campagnola

Shepherd by a tree (Cross Hatched) Giulio Campagnola, 1509 – 1512

Child with three cats, Giulio Campagnola

Child with three cats Giulio Campagnola, 1510 – 1515

Venus Reclining in a Landscape (Hatched), Giulio Campagnola

Venus Reclining in a Landscape (Hatched) Giulio Campagnola, 1515

Venus Reclining in a Landscape (Stippled), Giulio Campagnola

Venus Reclining in a Landscape (Stippled) Giulio Campagnola, 1510 – 1515

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 1500 – 1600

Ivory Hip Pendant in the form of a Face, Kingdom of Benin

Ivory Hip Pendant in the form of a Face 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 1700 – 1800

Inlaid ivory armlet, Kingdom of Benin

Inlaid ivory armlet 1700 – 1800

The dismission of Adam and Eve from Paradise, Moses Haughton the Younger

The dismission of Adam and Eve from Paradise Moses Haughton the Younger, 1805

Adam resolved to share the fate of Eve, Moses Haughton the Younger

Adam resolved to share the fate of Eve Moses Haughton the Younger, 1806

Allegory of Napoleon's Coronation, François Anne David

Allegory of Napoleon's Coronation François Anne David, 1806

Napoleon at the battle of Austerlitz, François Anne David

Napoleon at the battle of Austerlitz François Anne David, 1806

Napoleon at the battle of Marengo, François Anne David

Napoleon at the battle of Marengo François Anne David, 1806

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 1700 – 1900

Head of a King, Kingdom of Benin

Head of a King 1800 – 1900

Featured Collections
Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Musee d'Orsay

Smithsonian American Art Museum, United States

Smithsonian American Art Museum

National Gallery, London, London

National Gallery, London

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