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Plaster block mould Plaster block mould

Plaster mould for the upper surface of a circular plate, with relief basket weave pattern and a scalloped edge, by Charles Belfield's Pottery, Prestonpans

Plaster block mould / part Plaster block mould / part

One part of a three part plaster block mould for a hen in basket figure, each part with its own keeper, by Charles Belfield's Pottery, Prestonpans

Plaster block mould / part Plaster block mould / part

One part of a plaster block mould for one side of a toy teapot and its keeper block, by Charles Belfield's Pottery, Prestonpans

Plaster block mould / part Plaster block mould / part

One part of a plaster block mould for one side of a toy teapot and its keeper block, by Charles Belfield's Pottery, Prestonpans

Carved stone ball Carved stone ball

Cast of a carved stone ball, with six knobs, found near Methlick, Aberdeenshire

Perforated stone hammer Perforated stone hammer

Cast of double-edged perforated stone hammer (Dobbeltaeggede økse), Neolithic, from Denmark

Perforated stone hammer Perforated stone hammer

Cast of double-edged perforated stone hammer (Dobbeltaeggede økse), Neolithic, from Denmark

Spearhead Spearhead

Cast of coarse-toothed spearhead with slightly curved sides (Grovtandet spyd med let buede sider), Neolithic, from Denmark

Die Die

Cast of die (Terninger), one of a set, with runic inscription, Neolithic, from Denmark

Orrery, Paradox / stand Orrery, Paradox / stand

Ferguson's Paradox orrery with a stand and a glass shade, by George Jamieson of Hamilton, c. 1780

Carbonic acid experiment / model Carbonic acid experiment / model

Model illustrating Professor Andrews' experiments on the relation between the pressure, volume and temperature of carbonic acid

Phrenological head Phrenological head

Cast plaster phrenological head with numbered sections cast into the head, made by Francisco Mitchelelle of Pathhead, mid 19th century

Toy ball Toy ball

Ball made of solid pith?, coated with gesso and set with thin strips of reed in a lozenge pattern: Ancient Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, c.1550-1069 BC

Bust / reproduction Bust / reproduction

Reproduction in painted plaster of the bust of Queen Nefertiti: original is Ancient Egyptian, excavated in the workshop of Thutmose at Amarna, Middle Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty - Reproduction made in berlin, Germany, AD 1938

Mummified person Mummified person

Mummified adult male with wrappings arranged in lozenges, and a portrait-board fitted over the face, the feet have a cartonnage case with gilded gold toes, excavated by Petrie: Ancient Egyptian, Hawara, Middle Egypt, Hawara, c. AD 80 - 120

Mummy mask Mummy mask

Mummy mask of cartonnage, painted in red blue black green and pink, with gilded gold face, and scenes of gods: Ancient Egyptian, Hawara, Middle Egypt, Roman Period, c20 BC - 70 AD

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