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Museum Objects Collection: Applied and Decorative Art

Applied and Decorative Art Collection
2 Items

Museum Objects Collection: Ceramics

Ceramics Collection
7 Items

Museum Objects Collection: Egypt

Egypt Collection
3 Items

Museum Objects Collection: European Archaeology

European Archaeology Collection
13 Items

Museum Objects Collection: Greece / Rome etc.

Greece / Rome etc. Collection
7 Items

Museum Objects Collection: Medals

Medals Collection
16 Items

Museum Objects Collection: Minerals

Minerals Collection
46 Items

Museum Objects Collection: Numismatics

Numismatics Collection
10 Items

Museum Objects Collection: Sculpture

Sculpture Collection
2 Items

Museum Objects Collection: Social History

Social History Collection
7 Items

Museum Objects Collection: World Cultures

World Cultures Collection
10 Items

Museum Objects Collection: Zoology

Zoology Collection
8 Items

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England

Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England
Gold is a native element and precious metal which has been prized by mankind for thousands of years for its beauty, malleability and resistance to corrosion

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Liroconite, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England

Liroconite, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
A large, rare, liroconite crystal on strashimirite found in 1808. At 2.5cm, the specimen is the largest known crystal from any locality worldwide

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Replica Bust of Nefertiti, Germany

Replica Bust of Nefertiti, Germany
Full size plaster replica of a limestone bust of Nefertiti. The original bust of Nefertiti (meaning the beautiful one has come forth ) was discovered in 1912

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Obby Oss Mask, Padstow, Cornwall, England

Obby Oss Mask, Padstow, Cornwall, England
Masks such as these are used in the Padstow Obby Oss May Day celebrations. It is worn during a dance that celebrates the coming of Spring

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Gold Lunulae and Axehead, Early Bronze Age, St Merryn, Cornwall

Gold Lunulae and Axehead, Early Bronze Age, St Merryn, Cornwall
Two Early Bronze Age gold lunulae and copper alloy flat axehead found in a barrow at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn in 1864. They were discovered on the west side of the bay, near the cliff edge

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Bournonite with Quartz, Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England

Bournonite with Quartz, Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England
Steel-grey twinned bournonite crystals, in distinctive cog wheel formation, with colourless quartz. This fine specimen from the lead and silver mine, Herodsfoot

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Cassiterite, Wherry Mine, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Cassiterite, Wherry Mine, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall, England
Cassiterite with quartz. A very rich tin ore of a brown colour with black crystals of a curious form on the surface intermixed with white quartz

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Okimono, Japan

Okimono, Japan
This carved object, depicting an egg and two rats, was made in Japan in the mid 1800s. It is known as an okimono, which means object for display in Japanese

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Tetrahedrite, Trenance, St Issey, near Padstow, Cornwall, England

Tetrahedrite, Trenance, St Issey, near Padstow, Cornwall, England
Tetrahedrite coated in chalcopyrite with minor siderite. Collector Philip Rashleigh wrote: Crystals of Grey Copper Ore in triangles with a little spatose Iron Ore, near Padstow. Rashleigh Collection

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Common Raven (Corvus corax) Skull, Probably Cornwall, England

Common Raven (Corvus corax) Skull, Probably Cornwall, England
The Common Raven is the largest member of the Crow Family and is one of the most widely distributed birds worldwide. It is all black in colour with a long, wedge shaped tail

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: British War Medal, First World War 1914-1918

British War Medal, First World War 1914-1918
This medal was awarded to Lieutenant Colonel F. Call. It is one of 17 campaign medals awarded to members of the Call family, now in the museum collection

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Copper Alloy Pre-decimal One Penny (1d) Coin, England

Copper Alloy Pre-decimal One Penny (1d) Coin, England
The obverse bears the youthful portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (reigned 1952-) wearing a laurel wreath in her hair. The inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F : D: + encircles the portrait

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Cuprite with Minor Quartz, Gwennap, Cornwall, England

Cuprite with Minor Quartz, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
This specimen was drawn for Specimens of British Minerals, Selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh (1797, Volume 1, Plate 16)

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Wolframite, Castle an Dinas Mine, St Columb Major, Cornwall, England

Wolframite, Castle an Dinas Mine, St Columb Major, Cornwall, England
Wolframite contains iron, manganese and tungsten and is the main ore mineral of tungsten. Until the mid 1800s it was treated as a waste product but it later became a high value by product at many tin

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Mende Sowei Mask, Sierra Leone, West Africa

Mende Sowei Mask, Sierra Leone, West Africa
Women of the female-only secret society (Sande) of Western Africa used these carved, wooden, masks for initiation ceremonies, marking a womans transition from child to adulthood

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Chalcophyllite, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England

Chalcophyllite, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
Coarse crystals of chalcophyllite. Collector Philip Rashleigh wrote in his mineral catalogue: Transparent six sided thin Crystals of Copper Ore with some eight sided crystals of green Do

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Galena, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

Galena, Matlock, Derbyshire, England
Bright metallic grey galena. Collector Philip Rashleigh wrote in his mineral catalogue 126 Lead Ore shot in the form of a leaf called Thorn-Leaf Lead Ore. Matlock

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Chalcopyrite on Baryte, Ecton Mine, Ecton Hill, Staffordshire, England

Chalcopyrite on Baryte, Ecton Mine, Ecton Hill, Staffordshire, England
Brassy yellow chalcopyrite on botryoidal cream baryte. This specimen is a classic example from the Ecton Copper Mines in Staffordshire. Chalcopyrite is an important copper ore

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Copper, Cornwall, England

Copper, Cornwall, England
An intricate dendritic growth of copper crystals. Also known as native copper, the specimen is pure copper, uncombined with any other elements

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Earthenware Bust of John Wesley, Staffordshire, England

Earthenware Bust of John Wesley, Staffordshire, England
Earthenware bust of John Wesley (1703-1791) wearing a black cassock and white clerical collar, mounted on a square base with leaf pattern

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Tin Figurine

Tin Figurine
A seated figurine made from tin, with a little zinc. The figurine was found in 1853, three metres below the surface on Bodwen Moor, Lanlivery, Cornwall

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Julia Domna Silver Denarius

Julia Domna Silver Denarius
Silver denarius depicting Julia Domna (193-217 AD) on the obverse, facing right, with the inscription IVLIA AVGVSTA. Julia Domna was the wife of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211AD)

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Electrotype Greek Coin from Thurium, Southern Italy

Electrotype Greek Coin from Thurium, Southern Italy
Obverse only electrotype showing Athene wearing a crested Athenian helmet on which there is Scylla with a snaky tail and a tiny griffin on the neck guard

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Dummy Board of a Girl in Costume of the William and Mary Period

Dummy Board of a Girl in Costume of the William and Mary Period
Wooden painted screen dating from around 1689-1702. Dummy boards were usually placed in empty spaces, such as a staircase or empty fireplace, in large houses

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Dummy Board of a Boy in Costume of the William and Mary Period

Dummy Board of a Boy in Costume of the William and Mary Period
Wooden painted screen dating from around 1689-1702. Dummy boards were usually placed in empty spaces, such as a staircase or empty fireplace, in large houses

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Long Case Clock, St Erth, Cornwall, England

Long Case Clock, St Erth, Cornwall, England
Eight-day long case clock made by clockmaker Roger Wearn (1748-1820) in 1785. It has an arched silvered dial showing two moon faces, a scene with two ships and a river scene with a church

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Noh Mask, Japan

Noh Mask, Japan
Carved wooden Noh mask painted with a white face, red lips, black hair, teeth, moustache and small beard. Noh is a Japanese theatrical art form

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Moche Culture Portrait Vessel, Truxillo, Peru

Moche Culture Portrait Vessel, Truxillo, Peru
Moche culture vessels are some of the few realistic portrayals of human faces found in the Pre-Columbian Americas. They were mass-produced, using moulds

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Riflebird (Ptiloris), Queensland, Australia

Riflebird (Ptiloris), Queensland, Australia
A male Riflebird, perched on a branch. The plumage is velvety black with a beautiful iridescent purple sheen, which becomes more blue-green on the head and more bronze on the lower breast

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Africa

African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Africa
The African Grey Parrot has plumage in various shades of grey with very distinctive red tail feathers. The area around the eyes is white or, in this case, a light cream color

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis), South Island, New Zealand

Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis), South Island, New Zealand
Kiwis are flightless, nocturnal birds, so are seldom seen. They are currently listed as endangered. Habitat loss and predation by dogs, stoats, ferrets and cats have all contributed to this

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Chalcocite with Quartz, Cooks Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England

Chalcocite with Quartz, Cooks Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
This specimen was drawn for Specimens of British Minerals, Selected from the Cabinet of Philip Rashleigh (1797, Volume 1, Plate 7)

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Torbernite on Quartz, Wheal Basset, Illogan, Cornwall, England

Torbernite on Quartz, Wheal Basset, Illogan, Cornwall, England
An earthy, orange coated, quartz mass bearing fine towers and clusters of books of emerald to bottle green square plates of torbernite

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Roman Coins, St Columb Minor, Cornwall

Roman Coins, St Columb Minor, Cornwall
Five of eighty eight Roman coins dug up by C.K. Croft Andrew during the 1939 summer excavations at Trevelgue Head (also known as Porth Island), St Columb Porth

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: Bicycle (Velocipede or Boneshaker), Cornwall Works, Birmingham, England

Bicycle (Velocipede or Boneshaker), Cornwall Works, Birmingham, England
In September 1870, this velocipede was ridden by Sir Richard Tangye from Truro to Newquay, bringing the news of the Battle of Sedan to the town

Background imageMuseum Objects Collection: First World War Victory Medal 1914-1919

First World War Victory Medal 1914-1919
This medal was awarded to Lieutenant Colonel F. Call. It is one of 17 campaign medals awarded to members of the Call family, now in the museum collection



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