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Circular basket of straw, bound with manilla twine and string: British, Orkney

Specimen / agricultural model / windmill Specimen / agricultural model / windmill

One of a collection of agricultural models - a windmill as formerly used for motive power on farms

Ship / motor vessel / model Ship / motor vessel / model

Model of the M.V. Aaro, a motor vessel built by Henry Robb Ltd of Leith c. 1960 for Ellermans' Wilson Line Ltd of Hull, scale 1:84

Doll, paddle Doll, paddle

Paddle doll with the body made from a flat piece of wood painted with designs representing textiles with a separate string of mud beads intermixed with folded straw (imitating gold ornaments) beads which attaches to the top of the doll as a representation of hair: Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, Thebes, early Middle Kingdom

Rattle Rattle

Rattle, made of deer hoofs, suspended by string from a string handle, used by women when dancing: South America, Paraguay, Chaco, 19th - early 20th century

Necklace Necklace

Necklace made of sperm whale teeth, ground and pointed, worn by Fijian chiefs: Polynesian, Fiji, late 19th century

Tambua money Tambua money

Tambua money, sperm whale tooth suspended on string, used as currency in the Fiji Islands: Polynesian, Fiji

Tora tora / necklace Tora tora / necklace

Tora tora or necklace of wood and antler: Asia, South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi, Toraja, 20th century

Ship / warship / ketch / case Ship / warship / ketch / case

Models of a full-rigged warship of the Napoleonic period and a ketch, both in a mirror-backed glass case

Hul / plough / plough shaft / neck pole / model Hul / plough / plough shaft / neck pole / model

Plough shaft with bullock neck pole, part of a model in ebony of a common plough or hul, to a scale of 1/2 of an inch to 1 foot: Asia, South Asia, India, Bihar, Patna, 1815 - 1821

Corn treading / representation / bullock / model Corn treading / representation / bullock / model

Wooden bullock, part of a model showing oxen treading out corn, to a scale of 2/5 of an inch to 1 foot: Asia, South Asia, India, Bihar, Patna, 1815 – 1821

Kalhoo / mill, oil / bullock / model Kalhoo / mill, oil / bullock / model

Bullock, part of a model of an oil-mill or kalhoo, to a scale of 1/2 of an inch to 1 foot: Asia, South Asia, India, Bihar, Patna, 1815 - 1821

Kalhoo / mill, oil / yoke / model Kalhoo / mill, oil / yoke / model

Yoke, part of a model of an oil-mill or kalhoo, to a scale of 1/2 of an inch to 1 foot: Asia, South Asia, India, Bihar, Patna, 1815 - 1821

Butter making apparatus / model / part Butter making apparatus / model / part

Part of a model of an apparatus for making butter, to a scale of 2 inches to 1 foot: Asia, South Asia, India, Bihar, Patna or Tirhut, 1815 - 1821

Butter making apparatus / model / part Butter making apparatus / model / part

Part of a model of an apparatus for making butter, to a scale of 2 inches to 1 foot: Asia, South Asia, India, Bihar, Patna or Tirhut, 1815 - 1821

Carriage / ox / model Carriage / ox / model

Model of a carriage drawn by two oxen, to a scale of 1/2 of an inch to 1 foot: Asia, South Asia, India, Bihar, Patna or Tirhut, 1815 - 1821

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