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The following objects represents a selection of topical, unusual or interesting records from our collection. These records have been selected by our team of curators.
ID number: ECM 1593|
Title / Object name: Duamutef (Four Sons of Horus Amulet)
Object type: Amulet
Large polychrome faience amulet of Duamutef facing to viewer's right; black dog's head with eye picked out in white, blue tripartite wig, white mummiform body with schematised black collar, blue mat base with black stripes. Three suspension loops on back. [More Info]
ID number: BIRUG 22784|
Title / Object name: Murex aduncus
Object type: Gastropod
ID number: BIRBI-B4437|
Title / Object name: Tremissis
Object type: Coin
Artist / Maker: Leontios; Constantinople
Place made: Istanbul
Date made: 695-698
Obverse: bust of Leontios facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: cross potent. [More Info]
ID number: BIRBI-2013.1|
Title / Object name: Maria Marow Gideon (1767-1834) and her Brother, William (1775-1805)
Category: Visual art
Object type: Painting
Artist / Maker: Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792)
Place made: London
Date made: 1786/7
Maria Marow Gideon was born in November 1767, married Gregory, 14th Lord Saye and Sele in 1794, and died in September 1834. Her brother, William, born in May 1775, rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army but died aged just 30 and unmarried in September 1805. Maria was the eldest daughter, and William the second son, of Sir Sampson Gideon, Bt, and his wife, Maria Marow Wilmot. Sir Sampson was the sole heir of his father, the immensely wealthy Jewish financier Samson Gideon, who assembled an important collection of paintings.