The British Museum

Cycladic Figure

2800 BCE

Mold Cape

1900 BCE-1600 BCE

The Liver Tablet

1600 BCE

Bronze Bull Leaping Figure

1600 BCE-1450 BCE

The Gilgamesh Flood Tablet

700 BCE

Etruscan Mirror

500 BCE

The Rosetta Stone

196 BCE

Holcombe Mirror

50 BCE

The Desborough Mirror

50 BCE

The Snettisham Great Torc

150 BCE-50 BCE

Waterloo Bridge Helmet

150 BCE-50 BCE

Iron Age Celtic Coin

20 BCE

The Battersea Shield

350 BCE-50 CE

Human face pendant

800 CE-900 CE

The Lewis Chessmen


Obsidian Mirror

John Dee, 1400

Bust of a Warrior in a Winged Helmet

Leonardo da Vinci, 1475-1480

Four Castles Gold Disk

John Dee, 1560

Sigillum Dei, Wax Disk

John Dee, 1582

Sigillum Dei, Wax Disks

John Dee, 1582

Head of Queen Idia


Ivory Hip Pendant in the form of a Face


A Harlot's Progress Plate 1

William Hogarth, 1732

Aquamanile in the form of a ram


Inlaid ivory armlet


Ghosts, Devils and the King of Hell

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1850

Tamatori escaping from the Dragon King

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1853

Prince Yoshitsune learning the art of swordsmanship

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1858

Hantise (Obsession)

Odilon Redon, 1894

Eben, ceremonial dancing sword


Head of a King

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