More Museum Favourites

Here are a few more of my favourite objects in the wonderful British Museum.

There is no story here, just images that excite me, selected more or less at random. – Or if there is a kind of general story, it is just about what various creative people have done using stone, metal, wood or clay.

The great treasure-house that is the British Museum

The great treasure-house that is the British Museum

Weighty majesty - from Greece

Weighty majesty – from Greece

Flowing movement in stone - also from Greece

Flowing movement in stone – also from Greece

Chinese  jade  ritual blade - just a polished bit of stone?

Chinese jade ritual blade – just a polished bit of stone?

Fish-shaped ritual headdress, with beautiful shadows - Africa galleries

Fish-shaped ritual headdress, with beautiful shadows – Africa galleries

Shiny piece of abstract metalwork - Bronze age gold brooch

Shiny piece of abstract metalwork – (European) bronze age gold brooch

More bronze-age metal - corroded Chinese bronze vessel

More bronze-age metal – corroded Chinese bronze vessel

Metal blade in the form of a bird - Africa galleries

Metal blade in the form of a bird – Africa galleries

Practical metalworking - Chinese finger-nail protectors

Practical metalworking – Chinese finger-nail protectors

Exquisite modelling on a Chinese phoenix-headed ewer

Exquisite modelling on a Chinese phoenix-headed ewer – White porcelain (9th to 11th centuries)

Shang dynasty (1600 BC to 1046 BC) - bronze ritual vessel

Shang dynasty (1600 BC to 1046 BC) – bronze ritual vessel

As always, photographs are a poor substitute for seeing the real thing – Visit a museum again soon!

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