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Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.596
Accession no. EA1956.767
Date: 10th - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1984.215
Date: 18th century (1701 - 1800)Accession no. EAX.10122
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.166
Artist: John LinnellAccession no. WA1949.65
Date: 19th century (1801 - 1900)
Artist: Shōami Moritomi (armourer), Shōami School (armourer), Iyo-Shōami (armourer)Accession no. EAX.10257
Date: 25 August 1813
Artist: Francis TowneAccession no. WA1928.9
Date: 4th century AD (AD 301 - 400)Accession no. EA1956.229
Date: 1st - 2nd century AD (AD 1 - 200)Accession no. AN1884.245
Date: 1550 - 1560
Artist: Michelangelo BuonarrotiAccession no. WA1846.84
Date: c. 1815Accession no. EAX.452
Date: 1762 - 1767Accession no. WA1922.214.171.1246
Date: 1512 - 1600
Artist: after TitianAccession no. WA1939.16
Date: 14th - 15th century (1301 - 1500)Accession no. EA1969.75
Date: 1662 - 1690
Artist: circle of Willem van AelstAccession no. WA1940.2.1
Date: c. 1450 - 1499Accession no. WA1863.2026
Date: 16th century (1501 - 1600)
Artist: Yamada DōanAccession no. EA1972.39
Date: 1799 - 1799
Artist: Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.6450.46
Date: c. 1820
Artist: Yashima Gakutei (designer)Accession no. EAX.4560
Date: 2nd half of the 10th century - 15th century ADAccession no. EA1990.347
Date: 1st half of the 18th centuryAccession no. EAX.11201
Date: c. 1895
Artist: Miyagawa Kōzan (potter), Makuzu kiln (potter)Accession no. EA1956.1853
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (designer)Accession no. EA1983.93.c
Date: 1500 - 1550
Artist: Anonymous German (printmaker), after Peter Flötner (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.3110