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- Each circle represents at least one object within a span of 100 years around that point.
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Relief depicting a horse and rider
Date: 5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)Accession no. AN1952.520
Brick inscribed with the Sutra on Dependent Origination
Date: late 5th century - early 6th century ADAccession no. EAX.404
Fragment of a frieze showing Leda accosted by the God Zeus in the guise of a swanAccession no. AN1970.403
Three tapestry patterns sewn onto plain tabby weaveAccession no. AN1941.2
Standing figure of the Buddha
Date: 5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)Accession no. EA2000.22
Greenware vase, or hu, with dish-shaped mouth
Date: late 5th century - early 6th century ADAccession no. EA1956.259
Fragmentary relief of a bodhisattva
Date: 5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)Accession no. EAX.81
Head of an attendant figure
Date: 5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)Accession no. EA1990.1243
Date: 5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)Accession no. EA1983.227
Brick fragment with inscription
Date: 5th - 6th century AD (AD 401 - 600)Accession no. EAX.405
textileAccession no. AN1886.195.b
Pendant with Virgin and Child and inscribed IC XC
Date: 4th - 7th century (AD 301 - 700)Accession no. AN1978.67
textileAccession no. AN1888.1483
textileAccession no. AN1941.1162
textileAccession no. AN1968.449
textileAccession no. AN1934.25
Padlock in the form of a crudely fashioned horse
Date: 4th - 7th century (AD 301 - 700)Accession no. AN1927.430
Hanging weight in the form of a bust of Minerva
Date: 4th - 7th century (AD 301 - 700)Accession no. AN1921.1166.b
textileAccession no. AN1888.372.g
textileAccession no. AN1887.2998
textileAccession no. AN1941.1160
textileAccession no. AN1888.372.e
textileAccession no. AN1886.790
textileAccession no. AN1889.66.bb
textileAccession no. AN1889.66.g