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the tomb of the unknown craftsman - grayson perry, 2011 [british museum exhibition intro + video]

the tomb of the unknown craftsman - grayson perry, 2011 [british museum exhibition intro + video]

The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

'Dandelions', study of flowers made by Mabel Royds. Colour woodcut, printed predominantly in yellow, blue and maroon, c. 1932.

'Dandelions', study of flowers made by Mabel Royds. Colour woodcut, printed predominantly in yellow, blue and maroon, c. 1932.

The British Museum is the largest museum in the United Kingdom with a collection of eight million objects

The British Museum is the largest museum in the United Kingdom with a collection of eight million objects

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