Citole, Medieval, about AD 1280-1330 England. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
An early sixteenth-century German silver-gilt and ivory rosary bead depicting the crucifixion and resurrection (with Christ holding the banner of the resurrection). (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
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1570: A rare 16th century gold sundial and compass ring, possibly German, The hinged oval bezel designed as a seal and engraved with a coat of arms, opening to reveal a sundial and compass, on a plain gold hoop, dimensions of bezel 1.8x2.0cm
Ring, gold and sapphire, France or England, ca. 1250-1300
A sixth-century Ostrogothic gold and garnet buckle with crystal loop, the buckle decorated with a swastika, a symbol of good fortune and wellbeing.
Arks (or hutches as they tended to be known in southern England) were used to store grain, meal or bread at home, from the medieval period onwards. The concave top was normally removeable and could be turned over to form a kneading trough for the making of bread. What a cunning idea!
Shame Flute. The round part goes around the neck and the finger are smashed beneath the iron bar to give the illusion that the musician is playing his instrument.
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