Model Boat

Model Boat

Model boat Maker unknownAncient Egyptian, Middle Kingdom (ca. 2046 - 1794 BC)Painted wood This month’s object was chosen, researched, and written by Molly Hockham, our work experience student from Bennett Memorial School. This plastered and painted wooden boat...
Portrait of Charles I and Henrietta Maria

Portrait of Charles I and Henrietta Maria

Portrait of King Charles I and Henrietta Maria After Van Dyck17th centuryOil on canvas in gilt wooden frame   Our object of the month for July hangs over our front reception desk in the North Hall. It is a large portrait of King Charles I with his wife Henrietta...
Shrine

Shrine

Shrine Maker unknownNepalese, 18th-19th centuryGilt filigree and inlaid semi-precious stones Our object of the month for June is this impressive shrine which is on display in our entrance hall. It depicts the Hindu god Vishnu in the centre, surrounded by flowers and...
Japanese Lacquered Egg

Japanese Lacquered Egg

Decorated emu’s egg Maker unknownJapanese, 19th century Lacquer In celebration of Easter, we are introducing our Object of the Month for May a little early. Hopefully it will inspire anyone having a go at painting eggs over the Easter weekend! The object is a...
Amulet of Sekhmet

Amulet of Sekhmet

Amulet of Sekhmet Maker unknownAncient Egyptian, Late period (664-332 BC)Faience This amulet is part of a collection dedicated to Sekhmet, a goddess whom Denys seemed to have had a fondness for as she has more images in the collection than any other deity. The medium...
Royal Oak plate

Royal Oak plate

Ceramic plate depicting Charles II hiding in the Boscobel Oak Tree DelftEnglish, 18th centuryGlazed earthenware This month’s object is a glazed ceramic plate decorated with an important symbol of support for Charles II and the Stuart royal family. It depicts a...