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Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.608.c
Date: 2nd half of the 17th century
Artist: formerly attributed to Jan Philip van ThielenAccession no. WA1940.2.81
Date: 1789 - 1800Accession no. EA2003.4.210
Artist: George John Pinwell, John William NorthAccession no. WA1954.59
Date: 1070 - 1120Accession no. EA1966.162
Date: 9th century AD (AD 801 - 900)Accession no. EA1956.208
Date: 3rd century AD (AD 201 - 300)Accession no. EA1958.17
Date: 10th century (AD 901 - 1000)Accession no. EA1999.58
Piriform African red slip ware jug with applied decoration of leopard or cheetah attacking a convict, drunken Pan raping a maenad
Date: 3rd century AD (AD 201 - 300)Accession no. AN1984.876
Date: 16th century (1501 - 1600)Accession no. EA1990.1246
Date: c. 1550
Artist: Jacopo Robusti, called TintorettoAccession no. WA1941.18
Date: 2500 - 1000 BCAccession no. EA1986.13
Date: 1903 - 1904
Artist: Walter Richard SickertAccession no. WA2001.34
Date: c. 1835 - 1842
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige I (designer)Accession no. EAX.4308
Date: late 13th centuryAccession no. EA1978.1560
Date: 12th century (1101 - 1200)Accession no. EA1956.339
Date: c. 1830
Artist: Joseph Mallord William TurnerAccession no. WA1861.37
Date: 1644Accession no. WA2009.2
Accession no. EA1978.348
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.819
Date: 1834 or 1894
Artist: Chen ZhouAccession no. EA1995.222.l
Date: 1809 - 1810
Artist: Joseph Mallord William TurnerAccession no. WA2016.48
Date: 2nd century AD (AD 101 - 200)Accession no. AN1928.529
Artist: David CoxAccession no. WA1931.62
Date: 12th - 13th century (1101 - 1300)Accession no. EA1984.89