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1984 Miners' Strike Symbol of support

Italian bag of sugar representing friendship and solidarity Read More
Alorese bronze drum

Alorese Bronze Drum

Indonesian drums as marriage payments Read More

Anglo Saxon Sword Pommel

Golden jewelled object from the 7th Century Read More

Carved Ivory Tusks

Elaborately carved elephant's tusk from Benin, West Africa Read More
Chinese shoes for women with bound feet

Chinese Shoes of Pain

The custom of breaking and binding feet in China Read More
Detail of a Ming Dynasty carving

Chinese Warrior

Carved figure of Han Dynasty General Kwan-ti Read More
Refugee doll

German Refugee's Doll

One lady's special reminder of her childhood before WWII Read More
Sandalwood Hindu casket

Hindu Casket

Anglo-Indian crafts helped the British in India feel at home Read More
Iron Age Gold coin of the Celtic Parisi

Iron Age Gold Coin of the Celtic Parisi

Money, currency and bartering to get the things you want Read More
Maori War Canoe

Maori War Canoe

Model of a traditional Pacific Island vessel, or Waka Taua Read More
Detail of a Roman Tombstone depicting a family group

Roman Tombstone

Tombstone depicting a powerful Roman family Read More
Detail of the Rudston Venus Mosaic

Rudston Venus Mosaic

From a 4thC Roman Villa discovered in East Yorkshire Read More
Sande Society rattle

Sande Society Rattle

Ceremonial rattle used by West African girls and women Read More
Seagull heart with pins sticking in it

Seagull Heart with Pins

A charm thought to ward off evil witches' spells Read More
Sudanese sword

Sudanese Sword

A bloody story of Victorian Britain and an Islamic uprising Read More
The Grimston Sword

The Grimston Sword

A Celtic iron age sword used in battle Read More
Gold Viking Ring

Viking Ring

An important gold ring discovered by a farmer in Sedburgh Read More
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