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Basalt Collection

Background imageBasalt Collection: Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle, perched on a basalt outcrop on the edge of the North Sea at Bamburgh, Northumberland, it played a great part in the Border Wars (with Scotland)

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Giants Causeway

The Giants Causeway, on the coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is a promontory of collumnar basalt polygonal pillars, mainly pentagonal and hexagonal. Date: 1930s

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt columns in Fingals Cave, Staffa

Basalt columns in Fingals Cave, Staffa, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Handcoloured steel engraving by Pfitzer from Felix-Edouard Guerin-Menevilles Dictionnaire Pittoresque d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt bomb

Basalt bomb
Geological specimen collected by Scotts British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913, also known as the Terra Nova expedition. It had a broad scientific programme and collected thousands of geological

Background imageBasalt Collection: Microscope image of the Pasamonte eucrite

Microscope image of the Pasamonte eucrite
Microscopic image of the Pasamonte eucrite showing a basaltic texture. Field of view is 2.5mm across

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Giants Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Giants Causeway - The Honeycomb - 40, 000 interlocking basalt columns on the coast at County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBasalt Collection: The Giants Organ, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giants Organ, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giants Organ, Giant's Causeway, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBasalt Collection: Obelisk, Thorshavn, Faroe Islands

Obelisk, Thorshavn, Faroe Islands
Vintage c.1900 photograph: obelisk, Thorshavn, Faroe Islands. A basalt obelisk erected in 1882 to commemorate the visit of the Danish king Christian IXs visit to the Faroe Islands in 1874

Background imageBasalt Collection: English tourists on a boat near the basalt pillars

English tourists on a boat near the basalt pillars
English tourists falling overboard on a boat in choppy seas near the basalt pillars of Staffa, Inner Hebrides. Doctor Prosody proves the inconvenience of a timid companion at Staffa

Background imageBasalt Collection: English tourist sketching the waterfall from Ossian s

English tourist sketching the waterfall from Ossian s
English tourist sketching the Black Linn falls of the Braan River from Ossians Hall of Mirrors, Dunkeld, Scotland. A dog attacks its reflection and Dr. Factobend smashes a mirror

Background imageBasalt Collection: English tourists watch fishermen opening pearl oysters

English tourists watch fishermen opening pearl oysters
English tourists watch Scottish fishermen opening pearl oysters on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Doctor Prosody fishing for pearls in the Isle of Sky

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt columns on a mountainside in Westphalia, Germany

Basalt columns on a mountainside in Westphalia, Germany. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelms Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte: Des Mineralreichs, Augsburg, 1828

Background imageBasalt Collection: View of the basalt columns of Giants Causeway

View of the basalt columns of Giants Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelms Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte: Des Mineralreichs

Background imageBasalt Collection: Egyptian gods and goddesses

Egyptian gods and goddesses
Statue of an Egyptian god in basalt in the Vatican Museum 1, Egyptian goddess Isis in the Museum of the Profane in the Vatican Library 2, Egyptian deity from the Pantanello in Tivoli 3

Background imageBasalt Collection: Teapots, cream jugs and sucrier

Teapots, cream jugs and sucrier
Large teapot in blue jasper with reliefs by Lady Templeton, pink jasper ewer with Venus (top L), basalt sucrier (bottom L)

Background imageBasalt Collection: Wedgwood chatelaine, vase and sword

Wedgwood chatelaine, vase and sword
Mounted Wedgwood ceramics: chatelaine in steel and gold, vase formed of basalt sucrier, ormolu and marble, and court sword in hand-wrought steel. Chromolithograph by W

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt vase for a lamp

Basalt vase for a lamp. Chromolithograph by W. Griggs from Frederick Rathbones Old Wedgwood, the Decorative or Artistic Ceramic Work Produced by Josiah Wedgwood, Quaritch, London, 1898

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt portrait of Rousseau

Basalt portrait of Rousseau. Chromolithograph drawn by Grivell and lithographed by Parrot et Co. from Frederick Rathbones Old Wedgwood

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt portrait of Voltaire

Basalt portrait of Voltaire. Chromolithograph drawn by Grivell and lithographed by Parrot et Co. from Frederick Rathbones Old Wedgwood

Background imageBasalt Collection: Memorial vase in basalt with angel weeping over a tomb

Memorial vase in basalt with angel weeping over a tomb. Chromolithograph drawn by Grivell and lithographed by Parrot et Co

Background imageBasalt Collection: Bust of young Roman general Germanicus

Bust of young Roman general Germanicus
Basalt bust of young Roman general Germanicus Julius Caesar. Chromolithograph drawn by Grivell and lithographed by Parrot et Co

Background imageBasalt Collection: Bust of the Egyptian idol Canopus, god of water

Bust of the Egyptian idol Canopus, god of water, in basalt found in the Canopus of Hadrians Villa at Tivoli. Copperplate drawn

Background imageBasalt Collection: Statue of the Egyptian goddess Isis with

Statue of the Egyptian goddess Isis with the attributes of Flora in basalt. Copperplate engraving from Pietro Paolo Montagnani-Mirabilis Il Museo Capitolino (The Capitoline Museum), Rome, 1820

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt cliffs in Mexico

Basalt cliffs in Mexico. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Roberto Freschi from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World, Florence, Italy, 1841

Background imageBasalt Collection: Native American fishing boats in front of New Eddystone Rock

Native American fishing boats in front of New Eddystone Rock, a pillar of basalt in Alaska. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageBasalt Collection: Geological sections and plan of a coal mine

Geological sections and plan of a coal mine
Plan of a coal mine and mode of ventilation, 19th century. Geological sections of metallic veins, chalk, basalt, and limestone

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt columns, Tasman Island, Tasmania, Australia

Basalt columns, Tasman Island, Tasmania, Australia
View of Tasman Island, Tasmania, Australia, showing the formations of basalt columns. Date: circa 1860

Background imageBasalt Collection: Climbing the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Climbing the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland
A man gives a helping hand to a woman as they climb the basalt columns to the top of the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland Date: 1989

Background imageBasalt Collection: Syria. Damascus. Khan As ad Pasha, old caravanserai built 17

Syria. Damascus. Khan As ad Pasha, old caravanserai built 1751. Ottoman style. Interior. Near East. Photo before Syrian civil war

Background imageBasalt Collection: Statue of a Assyrian King Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC)

Statue of a Assyrian King Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC)
Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC). Assyrian king. Statue. Basalt. Neo-Assyrian Period. Assur (Qalat Sharqat). Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageBasalt Collection: Hittite art. Stele of King Bar-Rakib (744-727 BC) sitting o

Hittite art. Stele of King Bar-Rakib (744-727 BC) sitting o
Hittite art. Orthostat or stele of King Bar-Rakib (Barrakit 744-727 BC) sitting on the throne.750 BC. Zone of Sma al /Zincirli (Turkey) to South of Turkey. Detail. Pergamon Museum. Museum Island

Background imageBasalt Collection: Neo-Hittite hieroglyphic Inscription from Carchemish, Syria

Neo-Hittite hieroglyphic Inscription from Carchemish, Syria
Hieroglyphic inscription, Neo-Hittite, c9th century BC. A large relief carving on a basalt slab found near Aleppo, Syria - the Carchemish (Karkemish) site

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt caryatids guarding the temple of Tell Halaf. Syria

Basalt caryatids guarding the temple of Tell Halaf. Syria
Syria. Entrance to the Aleppo National Museum. Basalt caryatids guarding the temple of Tell Halaf

Background imageBasalt Collection: Relief depicting a war chariot. Orthostat. Basalt. 9th centu

Relief depicting a war chariot. Orthostat. Basalt. 9th centu
Orthostat with relief depicting a war chariot. 9th century BC. Basalt. Late Hitite Period. From the west side of citadel gate, Sam al (Sinjerli). Archaeological Museum. Museum of Ancient Orient

Background imageBasalt Collection: Hittite art. Orthostat. 8th century BC. Relief: Hunting a li

Hittite art. Orthostat. 8th century BC. Relief: Hunting a lion. Found in old city of Sma al /Zincirli (Turkey). Pergamon Museum. Museum Island. Berlin. Germany

Background imageBasalt Collection: Hittite art. Colossal statue of the Weather God Hadad. Gerds

Hittite art. Colossal statue of the Weather God Hadad. Gerds
Hittite art. Colossal statue of the Weather God Hadad. Found in Gerdshin, near Sma al /Zincirli (Turkey). Basalt. 775 BC. Pergamon Museum. Museum Island. Berlin. Germany

Background imageBasalt Collection: Islam. Tombstone of al-Ghaliya, daughter of Abd al-Jabbar

Islam. Tombstone of al-Ghaliya, daughter of Abd al-Jabbar
Islamic art. Tombstone of al-Ghaliya, daughter of Abd al-Jabbar, son of al- Ala. 9th century. Basalt : 69x45x13 cm. al-Ma la cementery, Mecca. National Museum, Riyadh. Saudi Arabia

Background imageBasalt Collection: Sarcophagus of Tabnit. Egyptian king of Sidon. Egypt

Sarcophagus of Tabnit. Egyptian king of Sidon. Egypt
Sarcophagus of Tabnit. Egyptian king of Sidon. 6th century BC. Archaeological Museum of Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageBasalt Collection: Lions hunt relief. Sakcegozu Palace. Hitite. 750 BC

Lions hunt relief. Sakcegozu Palace. Hitite. 750 BC
Relief depicting a lions hunt. 750 BC. Basalt. Detail. From the Palace of Sakcegozu, Anatolia. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageBasalt Collection: Syria. Baniyas. Margat castle

Syria. Baniyas. Margat castle, also known as Marqab from the Arabic Qalaat al-Marqab. It was a Crusader fortress and one of the major strongholds of the Knights Hospitaller. Built in 1062

Background imageBasalt Collection: Pre-Columbian Art. Aztec. Mexico. Seated Deity (Macuilxochit

Pre-Columbian Art. Aztec. Mexico. Seated Deity (Macuilxochitl). 15thearly 16th century. Basalt. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. United States

Background imageBasalt Collection: Mangrove tree sapling

Mangrove tree sapling grows on basalt rock June sea shore near Le Prince Maurice Hotel Poste de Flacq East of Mauritius

Background imageBasalt Collection: East of Ilot Gabriel island sea shore

East of Ilot Gabriel island sea shore with black basalt rocks a wind-battered Common screwpine tree with aerial roots visible endemic for Mascarenes (Mauritius and Reunion) June North of Mauritius

Background imageBasalt Collection: Moon rock fragment

Moon rock fragment from the last Apollo space mission, Apollo 17, encased in perspex on a wooden plaque. The thumbnail-size rock is around 3.7 billion years old

Background imageBasalt Collection: Basalt columns, Real del Monte mine, Mexico

Basalt columns, Real del Monte mine, Mexico
Engraving of a sketch by Alexander Humboldt, 1810 Date: 1810

Background imageBasalt Collection: Nespekasuti, Scribe of Karnak. 490 BC. Ethiopian

Nespekasuti, Scribe of Karnak. 490 BC. Ethiopian age. Egyptian art. Sculpture on rock. EGYPT. CAIRO. Cairo. Egyptian Museum

Background imageBasalt Collection: Kailashnath Temple. 8th c. INDIA. Ellora. Ellora

Kailashnath Temple. 8th c. INDIA. Ellora. Ellora Caves. Ellora. Cave 16. Hindu temple carved into a basalt cliff. It is designed to recall Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva

Background imageBasalt Collection: Door. Basalt. Tiberias. Roman period. 2nd-3rd century AD

Door. Basalt. Tiberias. Roman period. 2nd-3rd century AD. Rockefeller Archaeological Museum. Jerusalem. Israel



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