Object of the Month

In this monthly blog series, our collections team write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection.

September 2018 - Picnic Set

The Object of the Month for September is this luxurious Japanese lacquer picnic set. 

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August 2018 - Mummified Cat

The Object of the Month for August was chosen, researched, and written by our work experience student Freja Craik.

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July 2018 - Coconut Cup

The Object of the Month for July is a 17th century cup made from a coconut shell.

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June 2018 - Buddhist Ewer

The Object of the Month for June discusses the symbolism of this Chinese Buddhist Ewer.

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May 2018 - Figure of a Sokar falcon

The Object of the Month for May is a carved and painted wooden figure represented an Ancient Egyptian God of the Dead.

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April 2018 - Haniwa Tomb Figure

Our first Object of the Month is this rare haniwa, which is the oldest object in our Japanese collection.

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