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Treasure Collection (page 8)

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Background imageTreasure Collection: Winged Figure Pendant, c. 1000-1550 (cast and hammered gold)

Winged Figure Pendant, c. 1000-1550 (cast and hammered gold)
XOS5871616 Winged Figure Pendant, c. 1000-1550 (cast and hammered gold) by Mesoamerican; 5.5x7.9 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Southern Costa Rica, (DiquAis Region)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Gold placer mining, Rockerville, 1889 (b / w photo)

Gold placer mining, Rockerville, 1889 (b / w photo)
5042936 Gold placer mining, Rockerville, 1889 (b/w photo) by Grabill, John C. H. (fl. late 19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Spriggs)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Washing and panning gold, Rockerville, 1889 (b / w photo)

Washing and panning gold, Rockerville, 1889 (b / w photo)
5042935 Washing and panning gold, Rockerville, 1889 (b/w photo) by Grabill, John C. H. (fl. late 19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Spriggs)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Pikes Peak prospector in Colorado, c. 1900 (b / w photo)

Pikes Peak prospector in Colorado, c. 1900 (b / w photo)
5052501 Pikes Peak prospector in Colorado, c.1900 (b/w photo) by Jackson, William Henry (1843-1942); Private Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imageTreasure Collection: Jewellery from Camon, Amiens, Somme, Carolingian, 7th-10th century (silver

Jewellery from Camon, Amiens, Somme, Carolingian, 7th-10th century (silver
AMQ118627 Jewellery from Camon, Amiens, Somme, Carolingian, 7th-10th century (silver, gilded bronze) by Carolingian School; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageTreasure Collection: A hoard, including a twisted torque and penannular rings, from Carcassonne, Aude, France

A hoard, including a twisted torque and penannular rings, from Carcassonne, Aude, France
AMQ121126 A hoard, including a twisted torque and penannular rings, from Carcassonne, Aude, France, Middle Bronze Age (gold) by Bronze Age (2000-600 BC); Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageTreasure Collection: Collecting Dane-gelt, illustration from The Church of England

Collecting Dane-gelt, illustration from The Church of England
STC393352 Collecting Dane-gelt, illustration from The Church of England: A History for the People by H.D.M. Spence-Jones, pub

Background imageTreasure Collection: The Crown of Hildesheim (gold & precious stones)

The Crown of Hildesheim (gold & precious stones)
XZO349744 The Crown of Hildesheim (gold & precious stones) by German School; Cathedral of St. Maria, Hildesheim, Germany; out of copyright

Background imageTreasure Collection: Decorated plate, 1736-95 (ceramic)

Decorated plate, 1736-95 (ceramic)
XOT366504 Decorated plate, 1736-95 (ceramic) by Chinese School (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Qing dynasty; Qianlong era; ); Chinese, out of copyright

Background imageTreasure Collection: Pendant representing Amenophis III, from the tomb of Tutankhamun

Pendant representing Amenophis III, from the tomb of Tutankhamun
XBP391019 Pendant representing Amenophis III, from the tomb of Tutankhamun, New Kingdom (gold) (see also 148198) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); height: 5 cm; Egyptian National Museum

Background imageTreasure Collection: The Treasure hid in a Field (engraving)

The Treasure hid in a Field (engraving)
668196 The Treasure hid in a Field (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Treasure hid in a Field)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Lions head rhyton, from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae (gold) (see also 179999)

Lions head rhyton, from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae (gold) (see also 179999)
XZL151130 Lions head rhyton, from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae (gold) (see also 179999) by Mycenaean; National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece; Mycenaean, out of copyright

Background imageTreasure Collection: Tutankhamun (c. 1370-1352 BC) on his chariot attacking Asiatics, side of a chest

Tutankhamun (c. 1370-1352 BC) on his chariot attacking Asiatics, side of a chest
XZL147998 Tutankhamun (c.1370-1352 BC) on his chariot attacking Asiatics, side of a chest, New Kingdom, c.1340 BC (painted wood) (see also 192484) by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo

Background imageTreasure Collection: Lifesize statuette of the king, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c

Lifesize statuette of the king, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c
XZL149491 Lifesize statuette of the king, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c.1370-52 BC) New Kingdom (gilded wood covered with black resin) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); height

Background imageTreasure Collection: Coffer from the treasury of the tomb of Tutankhamun (c. 1370-52 BC

Coffer from the treasury of the tomb of Tutankhamun (c. 1370-52 BC
XZL149423 Coffer from the treasury of the tomb of Tutankhamun (c.1370-52 BC) New Kingdom (wood & ivory with applied gold & silver) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC)

Background imageTreasure Collection: The Devil pointing out Hidden Treasures, copy of an illustration from

The Devil pointing out Hidden Treasures, copy of an illustration from
STC202569 The Devil pointing out Hidden Treasures, copy of an illustration from Le Veritable Dragon Rouge, Lille 1521, used in a History of Magic

Background imageTreasure Collection: Lions head rhyton, from Grave Circle A, Mycenae, c

Lions head rhyton, from Grave Circle A, Mycenae, c
XIR179999 Lions head rhyton, from Grave Circle A, Mycenae, c.16th century BC (gold) (see also 151130) by Mycenaean; National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Background imageTreasure Collection: Dr Schliemanns Trojan antiquities on view, London 1877

Dr Schliemanns Trojan antiquities on view, London 1877
The antiquities found at Hissarlik (Hisarlik, modern Turkey), on the plains of Troy, by Heinrich Schliemann during his remarkable excavations

Background imageTreasure Collection: Base of the Cross of St. Bertin, from the Abbaye Saint-Bertin, c

Base of the Cross of St. Bertin, from the Abbaye Saint-Bertin, c
XIR232624 Base of the Cross of St. Bertin, from the Abbaye Saint-Bertin, c.1180 (gilded bronze & champleve enamel) (see also 204570, 232625 & 232839) by Godefroid de Huy (fl. 1130-50) (attr)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Krater, from the Tomb of a Princess of Vix (bronze) (see also 173539, 40863 & 175991)

Krater, from the Tomb of a Princess of Vix (bronze) (see also 173539, 40863 & 175991)
XIR238706 Krater, from the Tomb of a Princess of Vix (bronze) (see also 173539, 40863 & 175991) by Greek, (6th century BC); height: 164 cm; Musee Archeologique, Chatillon Sur Seine, France; Greek

Background imageTreasure Collection: Invention by Sieur Freminet of a system for recycling air

Invention by Sieur Freminet of a system for recycling air
CHT331732 Invention by Sieur Freminet of a system for recycling air and allowing divers to breathe underwater, 1784 (coloured engraving) by French School

Background imageTreasure Collection: Reliquary of St. George (silver & wood)

Reliquary of St. George (silver & wood)
NUL245276 Reliquary of St. George (silver & wood) by French School, (13th century); Church of St. Foy, Conques, France; French, out of copyright

Background imageTreasure Collection: The funerary mask of Tutankhamun (c. 1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom, c

The funerary mask of Tutankhamun (c. 1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom, c
XBP228800 The funerary mask of Tutankhamun (c.1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom, c.1336-1327 BC (gold inlaid with semi-precious stones) (see also 227984) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Archaeological trophies destroyed on the road to Quito, Ecuador

Archaeological trophies destroyed on the road to Quito, Ecuador
TRV227742 Archaeological trophies destroyed on the road to Quito, Ecuador, from Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator by Edward Whymper, 1892 (engraving) (b/w photo) by Corbould

Background imageTreasure Collection: Stopper from one of the canopic urns, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c

Stopper from one of the canopic urns, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c
XIR184084 Stopper from one of the canopic urns, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c.1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom (alabaster) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); 24x19 cm; Egyptian National Museum

Background imageTreasure Collection: Skeleton of Death stealing gold from a Miser

Skeleton of Death stealing gold from a Miser
Skeleton of Death stealing gold coins and treasure from a Miser in his vault with barred windows. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar from The Dance of Death by Hans Holbein

Background imageTreasure Collection: The Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun (c. 1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom

The Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun (c. 1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom
XBP341881 The Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun (c.1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom (wood overlaid with gesso covered with sheet gold) (see also 227986) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Trumpet and wooden stopper, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (c

Trumpet and wooden stopper, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (c
XBP341827 Trumpet and wooden stopper, from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (c.1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom (bronze or copper with gold overlay) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); length

Background imageTreasure Collection: Sandals, Tomb of Tutankhamun, New Kingdom (gold & leather)

Sandals, Tomb of Tutankhamun, New Kingdom (gold & leather)
XBP343641 Sandals, Tomb of Tutankhamun, New Kingdom (gold & leather) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; Photo eBoltin Picture Library; Egyptian

Background imageTreasure Collection: Brasher Doubloon, New York, 1787 (gold) (also see 343637)

Brasher Doubloon, New York, 1787 (gold) (also see 343637)
XBP343636 Brasher Doubloon, New York, 1787 (gold) (also see 343637) by American School, (18th century); diameter: 23 cm; Private Collection; Photo eBoltin Picture Library; American, out of copyright

Background imageTreasure Collection: Extract from Raleighs diary of his second voyage to Guiana

Extract from Raleighs diary of his second voyage to Guiana
KDC441071 Extract from Raleighs diary of his second voyage to Guiana, showing entries for October 29, 30, and 11, 12 and 13 November, 1617 (pen & ink on paper) by Raleigh

Background imageTreasure Collection: The Vocation of St. Matthew

The Vocation of St. Matthew
SCP36723 The Vocation of St. Matthew by Pareja, Juan de (1610-70); Prado, Madrid, Spain; Spanish, out of copyright

Background imageTreasure Collection: Implement from Fresn-la-Mere, France, Bronze Age (bronze) (detail of 419849)

Implement from Fresn-la-Mere, France, Bronze Age (bronze) (detail of 419849)
AMQ419850 Implement from Fresn-la-Mere, France, Bronze Age (bronze) (detail of 419849) by Bronze Age (2000-600 BC); Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background imageTreasure Collection: The Boudoir, 1860 (oil on canvas)

The Boudoir, 1860 (oil on canvas)
PNH419762 The Boudoir, 1860 (oil on canvas) by Woolmer, Alfred (1805-92); 61x49 cm; Private Collection; Photo ePeter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London; English, out of copyright

Background imageTreasure Collection: Treasure flower, Gazania rigens

Treasure flower, Gazania rigens (Golden-flowered gazania, Gazania uniflora). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell for Samuel Curtis continuation of William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London

Background imageTreasure Collection: Captain Kydd concealing treasure in a Cavern (engraving)

Captain Kydd concealing treasure in a Cavern (engraving)
654541 Captain Kydd concealing treasure in a Cavern (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Captain Kydd concealing treasure in a Cavern)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Colonel Brett and the pirate, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper

Colonel Brett and the pirate, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper
3436678 Colonel Brett and the pirate, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper & Bros, 1921 (colour litho) by Pyle

Background imageTreasure Collection: Kidd on the deck of the Adventure Galley, from Howard Pyle

Kidd on the deck of the Adventure Galley, from Howard Pyle
3436584 Kidd on the deck of the Adventure Galley, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper & Bros, 1921 (colour litho) by Pyle

Background imageTreasure Collection: An attack on a galleon, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper & Bros

An attack on a galleon, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper & Bros
3436527 An attack on a galleon, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper & Bros, 1921 (colour litho) by Pyle

Background imageTreasure Collection: Front cover design, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper & Bros

Front cover design, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper & Bros
3436514 Front cover design, from Howard Pyles Book of Pirates published by Harper & Bros, 1921 (colour litho) by Pyle, Howard (1853-1911); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Niello Ring, The West Yorkshire Hoard (gold)

Niello Ring, The West Yorkshire Hoard (gold)
2771123 Niello Ring, The West Yorkshire Hoard (gold) by Anglo-Saxon; Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) U.K.; (add.info)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Large Filigree Ring, The West Yorkshire Hoard (gold)

Large Filigree Ring, The West Yorkshire Hoard (gold)
2771122 Large Filigree Ring, The West Yorkshire Hoard (gold) by Anglo-Saxon; Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) U.K.; (add.info)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Lightning and a Treasure (Colour Litho)

Lightning and a Treasure (Colour Litho)
2778490 Lightning and a Treasure (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lightning and a treasure)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Mudlarks (engraving)

Mudlarks (engraving)
3634687 Mudlarks (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mudlarks. Illustration for Chatterbox, 1873. Digitally cleaned image.); © Look and Learn

Background imageTreasure Collection: Pirates in Ancient Greece (coloured engraving)

Pirates in Ancient Greece (coloured engraving)
3630060 Pirates in Ancient Greece (coloured engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pirates in Ancient Greece)

Background imageTreasure Collection: Snow White and Rose Red (colour litho)

Snow White and Rose Red (colour litho)
3622324 Snow White and Rose Red (colour litho) by Anderson, Anne (1874-1930) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Snow White and Rose Red)




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"Unveiling the Mysteries of Treasure: A Journey through Time and Culture" Embark on a captivating adventure as we delve into the world of treasure, where hidden riches await to be discovered. From ancient civilizations to thrilling tales, these hints offer glimpses into the allure and enchantment that surround treasures throughout history. The William Smith Geological Map leads us deep beneath the Earth's surface, where precious gems and minerals lie concealed, waiting for intrepid explorers to unearth their beauty. Meanwhile, the Treasure Island Map beckons with its promise of buried chests overflowing with gold doubloons and shimmering jewels. Intrigue takes center stage as we encounter RUSSELL: STAGE ROBBER, a gripping scene capturing both danger and fortune. The shotgun-wielding robber guards his ill-gotten treasure box while a lifeless messenger lies in his wake—a reminder that wealth often comes at a great cost. Pressed seaweed specimens C016/6127 remind us that nature herself holds her own treasures—delicate marine flora preserved like precious secrets within each delicate specimen. And what could be more regal than The King's Two Daggers—one adorned with golden splendor, the other forged from sturdy iron—symbols of power wielded by those who seek dominion over land and sea? Venturing further back in time, we discover ornate relics from ancient Egypt—the gilt shrine depicting goddess Isis reveals an opulence fit for pharaohs while Tutankhamun's tomb unveils wonders beyond imagination. The Chalice with a paten crafted by Cabot workshop exudes elegance in vermeil—an embodiment of craftsmanship transformed into treasure. The ivory diptych of Stilicho transports us to an era when artistry met devotion—a masterpiece etched upon ivory surfaces telling stories untold. And then there is Ankhesenamun seated at Tutankhamun's gold-plated throne—an intimate glimpse into royal rituals and the meticulous care taken in every aspect of a king's life.