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Background imageCircle Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageCircle Collection: Map / Arctic Circle 1895

Map / Arctic Circle 1895
Map of the Arctic Circle and surrounding areas

Background imageCircle Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageCircle Collection: Fairies dance in a circle - Fairy Ring

Fairies dance in a circle - Fairy Ring
He whistled to the merry elves, Were leaping in a ring

Background imageCircle Collection: Map / Arctic Circle C1880

Map / Arctic Circle C1880
Map of the Arctic Circle with details of explorations

Background imageCircle Collection: Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Jewish Museum Berlin. G

Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Jewish Museum Berlin. G
Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Often consisted of scrolls written in Hebrew and the texts were combined with motifs geom?tircos or magical figures

Background imageCircle Collection: Colour wheel, by Robert Arthur Wilson

Colour wheel, by Robert Arthur Wilson. The artist gave a BBC radio broadcast in May 1920 on Colour: its meaning and use, logic, mystery, symbolism and power. 1919

Background imageCircle Collection: All the Saints, 1778, by Zografi brothers

All the Saints, 1778, by Zografi brothers. National Museum of Medieval Art. Korce. Republic of Albania

Background imageCircle Collection: Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc

Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc
Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594). Flemish cartographer. Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio. Map of the Arctic with the North Pole and surrounding lands within and outside the Arctic Circle, 1595

Background imageCircle Collection: Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire
People gathering at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on the longest day of the year, on or near 21 June 1912. This photograph shows a daybreak pilgrimage by members of The Universal Bond of the Sons of Men

Background imageCircle Collection: Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk

Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk
Miss Anna May wong as Chang-Hi-Tang dancing before the tea-shop keeper in The Circle of Chalk, an ancient Chinese lay translated into English by James Laver

Background imageCircle Collection: Radiation Therapy / 1928

Radiation Therapy / 1928
A group of young boys, wearing protective goggles are subjected to radiation therapy, using ultra violet light

Background imageCircle Collection: Victoria Terrace. Portstewart

Victoria Terrace. Portstewart - a view of a terrace with buildings and in the distance Atlantic Circle. There is a man and two motor cars in the picture

Background imageCircle Collection: France. Paris. Notre Dame. Rose window

France. Paris. Notre Dame. Rose window

Background imageCircle Collection: Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929

Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929
A selection of pocket watches that register the minutes, seconds and fifth of seconds and a golfers pocket watch that has pure white metal case and also ladies wristwatches with lever moverment

Background imageCircle Collection: Chung Ling Soo (real name William Robinson)

Chung Ling Soo (real name William Robinson). The other side of the previously shown circular flyer showing a portrait of Soo in the centre of a Willow Pattern Plate

Background imageCircle Collection: Roman mosaic. 4th-5th century. From roman villa of Pacs. Cat

Roman mosaic. 4th-5th century. From roman villa of Pacs. Cat
Roman mosaic. Geometric. 4th-5th century. From roman villa of Pacs. Catalonia. Diocesan Museum. Barcelona. Spain

Background imageCircle Collection: Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625). Flemish painter. Peasant

Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625). Flemish painter. Peasant dance to the Dukes (Archduchess Isabella Clara Eugenia and Albert). 1623. Oil on canvas. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageCircle Collection: Ibadan Gate - Nigeria, West Africa

Ibadan Gate - Nigeria, West Africa
Ibadan Gate No.4 and Iwo Gate - Nigeria, West Africa Date: circa 1905

Background imageCircle Collection: Crop Circle Alton Barnes

Crop Circle Alton Barnes
Alton Barnes, Wiltshire : a small girl runs across the largest circle in the formation, demonstrating its huge size

Background imageCircle Collection: Tompkins upright rotary knitting machine 1875

Tompkins upright rotary knitting machine 1875
Tompkins American family company, showing upright rotary knitting machine. Date: 1875

Background imageCircle Collection: Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick and Helvellyn

Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick and Helvellyn
Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick and view towards Helvellyn - Cumbria, England Date: 1908

Background imageCircle Collection: Stonehenge, Wiltshire - John Constable

Stonehenge, Wiltshire - John Constable
Stonehenge, Wiltshire - painted by John Constable (1776-1837) - bequeathed to the V&A by Miss Isabel Constable. Date: 1835

Background imageCircle Collection: King David. Drawing for the rose window of the Cathedral of

King David. Drawing for the rose window of the Cathedral of Leon. 14th century. Paper, gouache. Leon Cathedral Chapter. Castile and Leon. Spain

Background imageCircle Collection: DELAUNAY, Robert. Carousel with Pigs

DELAUNAY, Robert. Carousel with Pigs
DELAUNAY, Robert (1885-1941). Carousel with Pigs. 1922. Orphism. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. Paris. Centre national d art et de culture Georges Pompidou

Background imageCircle Collection: The Bardic Gorsedd, Stone Circle

The Bardic Gorsedd, Stone Circle
The Bardic Gorsedd, Its History and Symbolism -- Stone Circle, erected prior to the National Eisteddfod at Pontypool in 1923. 1923

Background imageCircle Collection: Surveyors sitting in a circle during a meeting. Miniature of

Surveyors sitting in a circle during a meeting. Miniature of the 14th century

Background imageCircle Collection: Brittany - Local Bretons dance around a jug of local cider

Brittany - Local Bretons dance around a jug of local cider
Brittany - Inebriated Local Bretons (and a pair of pigs) dance around a jug (pitcher) of local cider. One chap (left) has certainly had a little too much.... Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCircle Collection: Diatoms

Diatoms
Selected slide of a group of fossil diatoms collected from Bori, Hungary in September 1895 and viewed under the light microscipe using differential interfereance contrast

Background imageCircle Collection: Moonlight by Frank Rogers

Moonlight by Frank Rogers
A young girl kneels as a group of elves, pixies, fairies and imps dance in a circle around her. Date: 1920s

Background imageCircle Collection: Stanton Drew Stones

Stanton Drew Stones
Stanton Drew Stone Circle, ancient standing stones in Somerset, England, said to be a wedding party, turned into stone by the Devil for dancing on the Sabbath. Date: BC

Background imageCircle Collection: Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade

Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCircle Collection: Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England. circa 2008

Background imageCircle Collection: Paradise Room at Reisenwebers, New York

Paradise Room at Reisenwebers, New York
The Paradise Room at Reisenweber s, Columbus Circle, New York. One of the most beautiful Ballrooms in America designed by Joseph Urban with panels by Raphael Kirchner. Date: 1920s

Background imageCircle Collection: Owen Jones Byzantine 30

Owen Jones Byzantine 30
Designs from mosaics and marble pavements in Rome, Venice, Ravenna and Monreale

Background imageCircle Collection: Goligher Structure

Goligher Structure
At the Goligher circle, Belfast, Kathleen creates a psychic structure, supposedly from ectoplasm (the crack is in the original glass plate which was dropped)

Background imageCircle Collection: Devils Balalaika

Devils Balalaika
Wedding guests of Bessarabia, Russia, foolishly dance in a graveyard, find themselves dancing to the Devils balalaika; when he stops they turn into a circle of stones

Background imageCircle Collection: Schliemann at Mycenae

Schliemann at Mycenae
Schliemanns excavations at Mycenae. The famed shaft graves are pictured in the middle circle, with Schliemanns large scale excavations on the right

Background imageCircle Collection: Call of the Wild / Fight

Call of the Wild / Fight
The ferocious fight between Buck & Spitz is watched by the expectant circle of huskies: " It was to the death."

Background imageCircle Collection: Skull, jaw and sclerotic bones of dodo

Skull, jaw and sclerotic bones of dodo
Back view of skull, upper and lower view of lower jaw, inner view of jaw, and circle of sclerotic bones in the dodo. Lithograph from Hugh Edwin Strickland and Alexander Gordon Melvilles The Dodo

Background imageCircle Collection: Programme cover, Palace Theatre of Varieties, Manchester

Programme cover, Palace Theatre of Varieties, Manchester, two houses nightly. 1912

Background imageCircle Collection: In the Great Stone Circle, Lough Gur, Co Limerick

In the Great Stone Circle, Lough Gur, Co Limerick - an eye level view of some stones with a man for scale. (Location: Republic of Ireland: County Limerick: Lough Gur). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageCircle Collection: Owen Jones Pompeian 25

Owen Jones Pompeian 25
Collection of mosaics from Pompeii and the Museum at Naples Date: 1868

Background imageCircle Collection: Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Central detail

Tapestry of Creation. 1st half 12th c. Central detail. Creation of the heaven, earth and animal and vegetal life. Romanesque art. Tapestry. SPAIN. CATALONIA. Gerona

Background imageCircle Collection: DANHAUSER, Joseph (1805-1845)

DANHAUSER, Joseph (1805-1845)

Background imageCircle Collection: An operation screened live in a medical lecture

An operation screened live in a medical lecture
An invention by Mr Herbert A. Silver enabling medical students to watch surgery from the lecture theatre. A circle of electric lamps is suspended over the operating table while the image is projected

Background imageCircle Collection: Ridinger Haute Ecole 14

Ridinger Haute Ecole 14
Haute Ecole : Trotting the horse in a circle by means of a cord attached to the bridle

Background imageCircle Collection: Black and white television test card

Black and white television test card. 1950s



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