Jacobite Glass

Jacobite Glass

Jacobite glass Maker unknownEuropean, 18th century Our Object of the Month for December is this engraved glass which was used by Jacobites to drink to the health of the Stuart family. The Jacobites were the supporters of the Stuarts and their claim to the throne of...
Statue of Peftjawyneith

Statue of Peftjawyneith

Statue of Peftjawyneith Egypt, Late Period (664 - 525 BC)26th Dynasty Basalt For November we have chosen this Ancient Egyptian ‘block statue’. Carved out of black basalt, it depicts a man seated in a crouched position with his arms resting on his knees. The flat...
Statue of Tara

Statue of Tara

Statue of Tara Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century Gilded bronze  Our Object of the Month for October is this miniature statue of the deity Green Tara, from the Buddhist collection. Carved in tiny detail from bronze which was then gilded, she is seated on a lotus throne and...
Jacobite tobacco box

Jacobite tobacco box

Silver tobacco box with portrait of James III Maker unknown18th century Silver, wood, pigment This small oval box would have been used to carry snuff, or tobacco powder which is inhaled. Concealed in the inside of the lid is a portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart...
Lacquer writing box

Lacquer writing box

Lacquer writing box  Maker unknownJapanese, 19th century Wood, gold and silver lacquer, mixed metal In celebration of our re-opening, our Object of the Month for August is this Japanese writing box decorated with a summer party scene. A group are having an evening...
Zeus-Serapis

Zeus-Serapis

Fragment of a statue of Zeus-Serapis   Maker unknown Ancient Egyptian, ca. 2nd century BC – 2nd century AD Terracotta Our Object of the Month for July is this small terracotta statue fragment of the god Zeus-Serapis, which is on display in our Egyptian Room. The...