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What can portraits tell us about black history?

The sitter in ‘Portrait of an African’ plays a key role in the exhibition ‘In Plain Sight’. He is a visible— if silent—witness from the age of Trans-Atlantic slavery. But beyond the obvious fact of his ancestry, visitors might wonder what this clean-cut figure in European dress had to do with the organised cruelty of […]

Awl

A bone awl, needle or piercer. It came from a site at Panticapaeum, modern Kerch, on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine. Panticapaeum was a Greek colony but the area had for...

Whetstone

A whetstone used to sharpen knives. It came from a site at Panticapaeum, modern Kerch, on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine. Panticapaeum was a Greek colony but the area had for...

Terracotta votive offering

A terracotta mask of a Greek woman, probably a goddess. It was thought to have been a votive offering, in other words it was an offering given in exchange for...

Terracotta votive offering

A terracotta mask of a Greek woman, probably the goddess Dionysus. It was thought to have been a votive offering, in other words it was an offering given in exchange...

Amulet or votive offering

A bronze votive offering in the form of a human right eye. It was probably an offering made by someone with an injury or illness of the eye. It came...

Finger ring

These rings may have come from the Scythian culture and the spiral shape probably represents a snake. Snake-shaped jewellery was often used as a form of amulet to offer protection...

Montagu label

The label and mounting card for a shell from George Montagu’s collection. Specimen(s) now missing. Label reads ‘reticulatus var. Despite there being 5 scars on the car only 1 shell...

Shell, Raphitoma linearis

Shells from George Montagu’s collection (paralectotypes). Montagu described these specimens as Murex linearis in Montagu G 1803. Testacea Britannica. Part 1, p.261-262, Tab. 9 fig 4. For more information see Oliver, P.G....

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