Archive for November, 2010

Derby finds in the Portable Antiquities Scheme: Medieval lead ampulla, c.1350-1530

Medieval lead ampulla, c.1350-1530. The obverse is decorated with a simple eight-petalled flower on a plain background. The reverse bears a crowned W on a plain background. The neck and both loops are intact. Length 43.90mm, width 32.95mm, thickness 6.06mm, weight 30.00g. The Salisbury Museum Catalogue includes two ampullae bearing the letter W (although both have different obverses), and lists a number of others found in the south of the country. There is a discussion of the possible significance of the W – it may be associated with the cult of Our Lady of Walsingham (with the crown indicating the Virgin as Queen of Heaven); alternatively it may be a double V (for Virgo Virginium), or M for Maria when inverted.

A resized image of Lead pilgrim's ampulla with eight-petalled flower and crowned W.A resized image of Lead pilgrim's ampulla with eight-petalled flower and crowned W

The Kedleston Daily is out ! Edition of Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

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Rare medieval paintings uncovered in Wales

Rare medieval paintings have been uncovered at the church of St Cadoc at Llancarfan, near the market town of Cowbridge in south east Wales…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/waleshistory/2010/11/rare_medieval_paintings_st_cadocs_church_cowbridge.html

The Kedleston Daily is out ! Edition of Monday, Nov. 29, 2010

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The Kedleston Daily is out ! Edition of Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010

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Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

A selection of scanned Islamic/Ottoman manuscripts

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The West Bohemia Museum

The monumental neo-Renaissance building of the West Bohemia Museum was built from 1897-1902 according to the plans of Josef Ĺ korpil.. The actual museum collection contains more than 2 million items. The collection of stone portals from demolished buildings in the mineral exhibition and the monumental staircase are also worthy of attention. A permanent exhibition of the town armoury is located in the museum mineral exhibition, this is the best-preserved town armoury in Bohemia. The largest Gothic collection of guns  in town armouries is a European rarity.

http://www.virtualtravelglobe.com/czech-republic/pilsen/the-west-bohemia-museum.html

identified by: Dr Vicky Shearman is a museums and heritage educator with experience of designing and delivering sessions for all ages and abilities from family activities to school visits or adult lectures. http://vshr.et-tu.com/