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Treasures Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 140 pictures in our Treasures collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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French spoils from China exhibited at Tuileries, 1861

French spoils from China recently exhibited at the Palace of the Tuileries. Treasures and valuable objects sent home from the Summer Palace as a present to Napoleon III, the Emperor of France by the French expeditionary army, after the Second Opium War which pitted the British and French Empires against the Qing dynasty of China. The main figure in the image represents the Chinese Emperor's war costume and above his head the crown of ceremony. Also depicted are a selection of arms, a pagoda, a perfume jar and a Chinese dragon in gilt copper.
1861

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Painted wooden chest from Tutankhamun's tomb

A wooden chest covered in plaster from the tomb of PharaoTutankhamun (reigned 13321323 BC) as discovered by Howard Carter among others in 1922 in the Valley of Kings, belongs to the most widely known set of treasures of Ancient Egypt. The chest is magnificently painted and depicts the king in various triumphant scenes, hunting animals or fighting in battle. Date: circa 1925

© Mary Evans / Pharcide

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Moa bone fragment

First piece of moa bone, found between 1831 and 1836. The 15cm fragment comes from the species Dinornis novaezealandiae and is 0.01-1.8 million years old. Moa were enormous extinct birds from New Zealand. This fragment of bone provided the first evidence that they existed. Richard Owen, the Natural History Museum's first superintendent, used his great anatomical knowledge to predict that it belonged to a giant bird that couldn't fly. Date: 1831

© Mary Evans / Natural History Museum