Inner coffin fragment

Inner coffin fragment

Inner coffin fragment Painted cartonnage Ancient Egyptian Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1069 – 945 BC Our July object of the month is this brightly painted fragment of an inner coffin. It was made around 1069 – 945 BC, the 21st Dynasty in Ancient Egypt....
Cufflinks gifted to Flora MacDonald

Cufflinks gifted to Flora MacDonald

Pair of cufflinks attributed to Flora MacDonald Gold filigree 1746 The piece of card attached to these small gold filigree cufflinks reveals the reason why they have been so preciously kept. The inscription claims that they were given ‘during his flight’ by Prince...
Mandala

Mandala

Mandala of the Diamond World Japanese, 19th century Paint on canvas Many people are drawn to this impressive painting, the Diamond World Mandala, when they enter the Buddhist Room at Chiddingstone Castle. While we exhibit it on the wall, our visitors are often...
Tea kettle

Tea kettle

Tea kettle Signed Japanese, 19th century Carved iron Decorated with a carved design of cherry blossoms and birds, this Japanese iron teapot is perfect for Spring. Iron tea kettles like this one were used to heat water for tea over a brazier. Smaller decorative tea...
Pair of trumpets

Pair of trumpets

Pair of trumpets Maker unknown Nepalese, 20th century Copper, brass, silver, turquoise Our Object of the Month for March is this pair of small trumpets from the Buddhist collection. Made from brass, copper, and silver, they have a mouthpiece at one end and the carved...
Head of a statue

Head of a statue

Head of a statue Maker unknown Egyptian, possibly Middle Kingdom (2040-1640 BC) Stone Our Object of the Month for February is a small fragment of a statue which can be found amongst the other Egyptian artefacts on display at the Castle. It is a small, roughly...