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A Bishop Saint
Date: c. 1440
Artist: Michele Giovanni BoniAccession no. WA1984.149
Head of a Chinaman
Date: 14th - 15th century (1301 - 1500)Accession no. EA1997.228
Presentation of humility against avarice
Date: 1450 - 1467
Artist: Master ES (printmaker)Accession no. WA1863.1982
Date: 14th - 16th century (1301 - 1600)Accession no. EA1970.79
Kendi with floral decoration
Date: 14th - 16th century (1301 - 1600)Accession no. EA1974.74
An acrobat and wrestlers performing
Date: 15th century (1401 - 1500)
Artist: Apollonio di GiovanniAccession no. WA1850.30
The Virgin and Child
Date: 1480 - 1510
Artist: studio of Sandro BotticelliAccession no. WA1932.1
The Assassination and Funeral of Julius Caesar
Date: 1455 - 1460
Artist: Apollonio di GiovanniAccession no. WA1850.27
A Youth kneeling before a Potentate
Artist: Albrecht DürerAccession no. WA1934.265
Square tile with holy names in square kufic script
Date: 15th century (1401 - 1500)Accession no. EA2003.57
Abraham and the Angels
Date: 1393 - 1455
Artist: after Lorenzo GhibertiAccession no. WA1863.764
Textile fragment with leaves and quatrefoils
Date: possibly 15th century (1401 - 1500)Accession no. EA1990.801
Dark brown glazed dragon jar
Date: 15th century (1401 - 1500)Accession no. EA1969.59
The Pleasures of the World
Date: c. 1496
Artist: Albrecht DürerAccession no. WA1863.413
Date: 1460 - 1500
Artist: Anonymous Italian (printmaker), after Buonamicco BuffalmaccoAccession no. WA2003.Douce.4860
Artist: Marco ZoppoAccession no. WA1850.34
St John the Baptist, formerly called an Apostle
Date: late 15th century
Artist: possibly Flemish, possibly Anonymous German, after Rogier van der WeydenAccession no. WA1863.388
Page from a Qur’an in rayhani or muhaqqaq script
Date: 14th - 15th century (1301 - 1500)Accession no. EA1990.1273.a
Vase with phoenix
Date: 1400 - 1425Accession no. EA1980.342
Textile fragment with squares and hexagons
Date: 15th century (1401 - 1500)Accession no. EA1984.446
Opening page of a Kalpasutra manuscript, depicting Mahavira
Date: c. 1400Accession no. EA2012.375
Date: early 15th centuryAccession no. WA1888.CDEF.B409
Textile fragment with hamsa, or geese, and quatrefoils
Date: c. 1400Accession no. EA1990.807
Christ bearing the cross
Date: c. 1440 - 1450
Artist: Anonymous German (printmaker)Accession no. WA1917.16
Scottish gold coin of James III
Date: 1360 - 1488Accession no. HCR8148