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Background imageCarvings Collection: Rome, Italy - The Ariadne, Vatican

Rome, Italy - The Ariadne, Vatican
Hand coloured. Statue of a woman languishing on a pedestal. The pedestal has carvings of men and snakes on it.. Part of Box 196, Rome, Boswell Collection. Slide number 45. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Char Bangla Temple, Baranagore, West Bengal, India

Char Bangla Temple, Baranagore, West Bengal, India
Detail of carvings above the main entrance to one of the four Shiva (Siva) Mandirs at the Char Bangla Temple, built in the 18th century in Baranagore, West Bengal, India

Background imageCarvings Collection: Christ in Majesty, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Wales

Christ in Majesty, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Wales
Christ in Majesty, sculpture by Epstein, in the nave of Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Wales. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Cologne Cathedral interior, Germany

Cologne Cathedral interior, Germany
Interior of Cologne Cathedral (Hohe Domkirche St Petrus), in Germany. The Cathedral is viewed from the main entrance, showing the High Altar at the far end. circa 1910s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Mexico - Teotihuacan - Temple of Quetzacoatal

Mexico - Teotihuacan - Temple of Quetzacoatal
Mexico - Teotihuacan - Aztec Pyramid Temple of Quetzalcoatl ( The Temple of the Feathered Serpent ) - elaborate exterior stone carving with dragon and lizard heads

Background imageCarvings Collection: Futuristic Rocket Car

Futuristic Rocket Car
THE SHAVER MYSTERY by Richards Shaver. A red rocket car speeds past strange stone carvings of monsters in a cave, evading the fire from a ray-gun

Background imageCarvings Collection: A Tiki at Raroera Pah, New Zealand

A Tiki at Raroera Pah, New Zealand. Plate from The New Zealanders illustrated by George French Angas (1822-1886). Date: 1847

Background imageCarvings Collection: Gipsy woman with four children

Gipsy woman with four children
A gipsy woman with four children, standing outside their caravan

Background imageCarvings Collection: The interior of Rosslyn Chapel

The interior of Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland

Background imageCarvings Collection: Interior of Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram Island, India

Interior of Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram Island, India
Interior (The Great Corridor) of Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram Island, Tamil Nadu, India, a Hindu temple in Dravidian style dedicated to the god Shiva. Date: circa early 1930s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Casa dei Vetti (House of the Vettii), Pompeii, Italy

Casa dei Vetti (House of the Vettii), Pompeii, Italy. Date: circa 1900

Background imageCarvings Collection: The Lectern - Talerstolen - at Skamlingsbanken, Denmark

The Lectern - Talerstolen - at Skamlingsbanken, Denmark
The Lectern (Talerstolen) at Skamlingsbanken, a large hill located in Vejstrup Parish, Jutland, Denmark, between Kolding and Christiansfeld

Background imageCarvings Collection: Athens, Greece - Relief sculptures - Theatre of Dionysus

Athens, Greece - Relief sculptures - Theatre of Dionysus. Alterations carried out in the third century AD by the archon Phaedrus included the re-use of earlier Hadrianic reliefs (pictured here)

Background imageCarvings Collection: Louis XIV Hostelry William the Conqueror at Dives-sur-Mer

Louis XIV Hostelry William the Conqueror at Dives-sur-Mer a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Now a restaurant Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Aztec Statuettes - Idols - In the National Museum of Mexico

Aztec Statuettes - Idols - In the National Museum of Mexico, Mexico City. Date: 1910s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Delhi, India - Tomb of Shams ud-Din Iltutmish

Delhi, India - Tomb of Shams ud-Din Iltutmish
The Tomb of Shams ud-Din Iltutmish (r. 12111236), the third ruler of the Mamluk dynasty of Delhi of Turkic origin, at the Qutb complex

Background imageCarvings Collection: Ruins of the ancient city of Carchemish

Ruins of the ancient city of Carchemish (Karkamis, Karkemish, Kargamis, Karkamisa, Karakamisa, Karikamisa, Gargamis) - an important ancient capital in the northern part of the region of Syria

Background imageCarvings Collection: South Porch, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire

South Porch, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageCarvings Collection: Southport War Memorial, London Square, Lord Street

Southport War Memorial, London Square, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside. Designed by the local architects Grayson and Barnish, with carving by Herbert Tyson Smith

Background imageCarvings Collection: Hardwicke, Hove

Hardwicke, Hove
A photograph of Hardwicke, a Tudor style cottage at Hove, Sussex, showing a close view of the carvings which enrich the gable. Date: circa 1929

Background imageCarvings Collection: Gothic Panelling

Gothic Panelling
A lithographic plate produced by Day and Sons, showing a series of designs for enriched panelling using gothic foliage. These designs would have often been adapted for carvings in wood

Background imageCarvings Collection: Patients at Villejuif and Earlswood Asylums

Patients at Villejuif and Earlswood Asylums
Photographs of artworks by patients at Villejuif and Earlswood Asylums, including a portrait, a seascape, cityscape, sculptures of people and carved ships

Background imageCarvings Collection: Monument to Te Whero Whero's daughter, Raroera Pah

Monument to Te Whero Whero's daughter, Raroera Pah
Monument made of carved wood to Te Whero Whero's favourite daughter at Raroera Pah. Plate from The New Zealanders illustrated by George French Angas (1822-1886). Date: 1847

Background imageCarvings Collection: Fredensborg Palace Gardens - Normandsalen - Denmark

Fredensborg Palace Gardens - Normandsalen - Denmark
The Valley of the Norsemen - Farmers and fishermen in stone at Normandsalen - Sculpture museum in Fredensborg, Denmark. The creator of the collection was the Norwegian post driver Jorgen Christensen

Background imageCarvings Collection: Lunette carving in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire

Lunette carving in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, one of two with six seated apostles and an angel above. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Ancient Egyptian Temple ruins

Ancient Egyptian Temple ruins Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Abu Simbel Temple, Egypt

Abu Simbel Temple, Egypt. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Doors, windows and walls of the Palace of Persepolis, Syria

Doors, windows and walls of the Palace of Persepolis, Syria
Doors, windows and walls in the ruins of the Palace of Persepolis, ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, Syria. Porte, finestre, mura, del palazzo di Persepoli

Background imageCarvings Collection: Carved figures from Benin placed at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, SE London

Carved figures from Benin placed at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, SE London, thought to be associated with the hideous sacrificial rites of Benin. Date: 1897

Background imageCarvings Collection: Ruins of Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Ruins of Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia
Ruins of the Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia, showing the four-faced towers, thought to represent the four faces of Brahma. Date: circa early 1930s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Gateway to Hall of the Classics, Beijing, China

Gateway to Hall of the Classics, Beijing, China
Gateway (part of a triple archway of sculpted marble) leading to the Hall of the Classics (Guozijian), at the Old University, Peking (Beijing), China. Date: circa early 1930s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Portable shrine of Ethelbert, King of the East Angles

Portable shrine of Ethelbert, King of the East Angles
Portable shrine or pyx of Ethelbert, King of the East Angles (Kent). Date: circa 1845

Background imageCarvings Collection: Baroque Keystones - Crypt beneath Queen Annes building

Baroque Keystones - Crypt beneath Queen Annes building
Baroque Keystones in the Crypt beneath Queen Annes building at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London - possibly intended for one of the rooms of Greenwich Palace, but never used. Date: 1946

Background imageCarvings Collection: Antique ivory carvings and terracotta bas-relief

Antique ivory carvings and terracotta bas-relief
Antique ivory carvings with cupids and flowers, and terracotta bas-relief with foliage from Pompeii. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by Wilhelm Zahn from his Ornament of All Classical

Background imageCarvings Collection: Runic inscriptions of the Vikings in Britain

Runic inscriptions of the Vikings in Britain
Runic inscriptions left by the Vikings in Britain. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World, Florence, 1847

Background imageCarvings Collection: Bantu craftsman of Douala, Cameroon, Central West Africa

Bantu craftsman of Douala, Cameroon, Central West Africa
Bantu craftsman of Douala (Duala) making wooden carvings, Cameroon, Central West Africa (at the time a French colony). Date: 1922

Background imageCarvings Collection: Ruins of Hathor Temple, Dendera, Egypt

Ruins of Hathor Temple, Dendera, Egypt
Man and camel at the Ruins of the Hathor Temple, Dendera, Egypt. Date: 1922

Background imageCarvings Collection: Inscriptions on temple wall, Medinet Habu, Luxor, Egypt

Inscriptions on temple wall, Medinet Habu, Luxor, Egypt
Inscriptions of hunting scenes on the wall of the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu, Luxor, Egypt. Date: 1922

Background imageCarvings Collection: Curious carvings by James Henry Pullen at Earlswood Asylum

Curious carvings by James Henry Pullen at Earlswood Asylum. Pullen was a 70 year old with a genius for model-making and was patronised by King Edward VII who from time to time sent him tusks of ivory

Background imageCarvings Collection: Bishop Lloyds House, Chester

Bishop Lloyds House, Chester. circa 1900

Background imageCarvings Collection: Reading Centre, Reus, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Reading Centre, Reus, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Faþíñe of the Reading Centre (Centro de Lectura), Reus, Tarragona province, Catalonia, Spain. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCarvings Collection: The Cathedral, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

The Cathedral, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Main facade of the Cathedral, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. Date: circa 1904

Background imageCarvings Collection: Santa Maria Church, Mahon, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Santa Maria Church, Mahon, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Interior of the Church of Santa Maria, Mahon, capital of Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, showing the pipes of the monumental organ. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageCarvings Collection: The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

The Treasury, Petra, Jordan
The Treasury, Al Khazneh, Petra, seen through the narrow rock entrance gap of the Petra ravine, or Siq. A horse and rider is silhouetted against the light Date: circa 1995

Background imageCarvings Collection: Butter Exhibit, Canadian Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition

Butter Exhibit, Canadian Pavilion, Franco-British Exhibition, White City, London. Date: 1908

Background imageCarvings Collection: Mayan Ruins - Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Mayan Ruins - Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza - a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. The archaeological site is located in Tinum Municipality, Yucatan State, Mexico

Background imageCarvings Collection: Casa del Gobernador (Governors Palace) Uxmal Yucatan Mexico

Casa del Gobernador (Governors Palace) Uxmal Yucatan Mexico
Casa del Gobernador (Governors Palace), Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCarvings Collection: Misericords - Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire

Misericords - Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire
Misericords in Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire. Most of the misericord carvings at Worcester Cathedral date from around 1379. Date: 14th century



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