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1984 Miners' Strike Symbol of support

Italian bag of sugar representing friendship and solidarity Read More
19th Century Russian burak

19th Century Russian Burak Decorated with Cockerels

Waterproof container made from birch bark Read More
Alorese bronze drum

Alorese Bronze Drum

Indonesian drums as marriage payments Read More
Detail of An Arab Weaver painting by Armand Point

Armand Point and Islamic Architecture

Exploring architecture through the painting An Arab Weaver Read More
Asante Chest

Asante Chest

Treasure chest used for storing personal items Read More
Australian Aborigine glass spearhead

Australian Aboriginal Glass Spearheads

Tool made by chipping fragments from discarded glass Read More
Australian Aboriginal spear thrower

Australian Aboriginal Spear Thrower

Multi-purpose gadget does it all Read More
Ceremonial Adze from the Cook Islands

Ceremonial Adze

A stone-headed wood-working tool from the Cook Islands Read More
A pair of Chinese Snuff Bottles

Chinese Snuff Bottle

Decorative Qing Dynasty bottle elaborately painted on the inside Read More
Pad saddle

Cree Native American Saddle

Ceremonial Pad Saddle from the Day Star Reserve in Canada Read More
Russian peasant emnbroidery of Mokosh

Embroidery of the Russian Goddess Mokosh

Ritual linen towel used in marriage and childbirth 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
Japanese Shrine or Butsudan

Japanese Shrine or Butsudan

A domestic shrine housing the Goddess of Mercy Read More
Javanese Marriage Figures

Javanese Marriage Figures

Hindu figures help bring good luck to newly weds Read More
North American Chiild's Moccasins

Native American Moccasins

North American Indian beaded children’s moccasins Read More
Neolithic axe

Neolithic Axe

Axe made from a type of stone called Jadeite Read More
Palaeolithic Handaxe

Palaeolithic Handaxe

Quartzite tool from Somalia made about 1.5 million years ago Read More
Detail of a Persian Writing Box

Persian Writing Boxes

Communication before texts, typewriters and telegrams Read More
Roman skull with grave goods and jewellery

Roman Skeleton's Jewellery

Young woman buried with her jewellery 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
Knife with Sioux sheath

Sioux Indian Knife

A sheath made in North America by Sioux Indians Read More
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