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Guan with a pair of loop-handlesAccession no. EA1956.261
Relief depicting the death of the Buddha, or Mahaparinirvana
Date: late 2nd century - early 3rd century ADAccession no. EAOS.10
Rectangular object incised with three lines, probably a game counter, weight or sealing
Date: 2nd - 4th century AD (AD 101 - 400)Accession no. EAX.144
Copper alloy brooch with red enamel inlayAccession no. AN1970.152
Date: 3rd century AD (AD 201 - 300)Accession no. AN1892.1539
Greenware burial figure of man playing a harp
Date: 2nd half of the 3rd century ADAccession no. EA1956.967
Ritual mirror with inscription, dragons, and cloudsAccession no. EA1956.1569
BowlAccession no. AN1948.54
Date: 3rd century AD (AD 201 - 300)Accession no. EAOS.17
Miniature spear with shaft, bentAccession no. AN1921.136
Cast bronze ceremonial axe-head: a bull, ready for sacrifice with a club lying on its backAccession no. AN1969.567
Greenware bowl with bands of decoration
Date: 4th century AD (AD 301 - 400)Accession no. EA1956.238
Greenware boshanlu, or hill censerAccession no. EA1956.956
Greenware jar with rings around the rim
Date: 3rd century AD (AD 201 - 300)Accession no. EA1995.37
SpoonAccession no. AN1927.763
Miniature bronze spear with shaft bentAccession no. AN1896-1908.R.132
Date: 4th century AD (AD 301 - 400)Accession no. EA1956.358
Greenware footed bowlAccession no. EA1956.244
OllaAccession no. AN1955.301.a
Standing figure of the Buddha Sakyamuni
Date: late 2nd century - early 3rd century ADAccession no. EAOS.26
Phalera with Medusa face in reliefAccession no. AN1927.560
Greenware tripod bowl with hoof-shaped feetAccession no. EA1956.942
Head of a figure
Date: 2nd - 4th century AD (AD 101 - 400)Accession no. EA1967.56
Small bronze bellAccession no. AN1896-1908.R.26
Date: 2nd - 3rd century AD (AD 101 - 300)Accession no. EAX.176