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Chalice Chalice

Wax chalice, found in a tomb between pillars on the south side of the presbytery of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, identified as the site of the monument of Bishop Tulloch, 15th century AD

Paten Paten

Wax paten, found in a tomb between pillars on the south side of the presbytery of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, identified as the site of the monument of Bishop Tulloch, 15th century AD

Seal / cast Seal / cast

Brown wax cast of the seal of Robert de Spottiswood, from the Ragman Roll

Seal, fob / impression, wax Seal, fob / impression, wax

One of a collection of Jacobite relics amassed by Sir John Hynde Cotton and his descendants - an oval gold fob seal with the head of James Francis Edward Stuart, with an impression in red wax

Figurine / god Figurine / god

Figurine in wax-coated mud representing Imsety, one of the Four Sons of Horus, with a human head: Ancient Egyptian, 21st - 23rd Dynasty, Third Intermediate Period

Amulet / fragment Amulet / fragment

Fragment of red, blue and green opaque glass set in wax from an amulet, from the mummified body of Montsuef, excavated by A.H. Rhind: Ancient Egyptian, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Early-Roman Period c. 9 BC

Mummy portrait Mummy portrait

Oblong mummy portrait of a young woman in tempera painting on a wood panel: Ancient Egyptian, Rubbayyat, Roman Period, 2nd century AD

Mummy portrait Mummy portrait

Mummy-portrait in encaustic waxes on a wooden panel, depicting a woman wearing a red tunic and elaborate jewellery, excavated by Petrie: Ancient Egyptian, Hawara, Middle Egypt, Roman Period, c. AD 110-130

House post figure House post figure

Carved tattooed male ancestor figure in dark brown wood, forming the base of the support for the ridge pole of a meeting house: Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Gisborne Region, Poverty Bay, Turanganni, Māori, mid 19th century

Seal impression / case Seal impression / case

Impression of seal of Tipu Sultan, in a leather case: South Asia, India, Mysore, c1782 – 1783

Bust Bust

Bust in pink wax of the Duke of Wellington wearing military uniform with sash, epaulettes, and seven-rayed star on his left breast, on a black stepped base: English, 1800 - 1850

Mitten, riding / inner Mitten, riding / inner

Two pairs of waxed cotton riding mittens, one pair with knitted woollen inners, worn by J.D. (Jackie) Williamson, motorcycle trials rider, c. 1960

Seal / cast Seal / cast

Brown wax cast of the obverse of the 1st Seal of the burgh of Stirling, depicting the crucifixion on a bridge, 13th century

Common octopus Common octopus

Octopus vulgaris, common octopus, model, made by Guy Lawrence Wilkins, London, England

Tiger cowrie Tiger cowrie

Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758, tiger cowrie, shell with modeled body parts, made by Guy Lawrence Wilkins, London, England

Sea slug Sea slug

Tritonia hombergii, sea slug, model, made by Guy Lawrence Wilkins, London, England

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