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Canadian doll's snowshoes (see separate pin). (1912.38.2)

Canadian doll's snowshoes (see separate pin). (1912.38.2)

Canadian costume doll representing a man with snowshoes (pinned separately). (1912.38.2)

Canadian costume doll representing a man with snowshoes (pinned separately). (1912.38.2)

Russian painted wooden toy harvest wagon, with the horse and vehicle carved as one with sheaves painted on the back. Given to Museum in 1919. (1919.40.13)

Russian painted wooden toy harvest wagon, with the horse and vehicle carved as one with sheaves painted on the back. Given to Museum in 1919. (1919.40.13)

Maple veneer writing desk decorated in brass with inscription 'Presented to Miss S U Powys by the Members of the Bournemouth Central Workmen's Club Christmas 1877'. (1945.6.124)

Maple veneer writing desk decorated in brass with inscription 'Presented to Miss S U Powys by the Members of the Bournemouth Central Workmen's Club Christmas

Chinese model boat with fisherman and cormorants. Cormorants are trained to dive for fish but rings placed around their necks prevent them from eating their catch. (1987.48.3)

Chinese model boat with fisherman and cormorants. Cormorants are trained to dive for fish but rings placed around their necks prevent them from eating their catch.

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Wooden mask of a male face with moveable eyes. May never have been used because no teeth marks on back - a sign that a dancer would have bitten down to hold on to mask whilst dancing. Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada. (1891.49.6)

Wooden mask of a male face with moveable eyes. May never have been used because no teeth marks on back - a sign that a dancer would have bitten down to hold on to mask whilst dancing.

A Year 4 class at St Nicholas Primary School, Oxford, are inspired to make drums after a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum to do a Take One..Totem Pole session.

A Year 4 class at St Nicholas Primary School, Oxford, are inspired to make drums after a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum to do a Take One.

Musical instruments designed by a Year 4 class from St Nicholas Primary School, Oxford.  They were inspired after a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum where they found out about the Haida people in a Take One..Totem Pole session.

Musical instruments designed by a Year 4 class from St Nicholas Primary School, Oxford. They were inspired after a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum where they found out about the Haida people in a Take One.

Designs for a wolf symbol, developed by Year 4 from St Nicholas Primary School, Oxford.  These designs were inspired after a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum to do a Take One.. Totem Pole session.

Designs for a wolf symbol, developed by Year 4 from St Nicholas Primary School, Oxford. These designs were inspired after a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum to do a Take One.

A Year 4 class at St Nicholas Primary School, Oxford, are inspired after a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum do a Take One.. Totem Pole session.

A Year 4 class at St Nicholas Primary School, Oxford, are inspired after a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum do a Take One.

A PROCESSION by Elizabeth Price. 18 March - 29 May 2016

A PROCESSION by Elizabeth Price. 18 March - 29 May 2016

Folding lecterns, or 'rahla', are among the oldest and most valuable furnishings in a mosque. Designed to support a large Qur'an, the Muslim holy book, early rahla were often made of luxury woods such as walnut or teak and decorated with sumptuous inlay or openwork carving. This example is inlaid with wood and gold stars. Purchased from the Church Missionary Society in 1965. (1965.12.46B)

Folding lecterns, or 'rahla', are among the oldest and most valuable furnishings in a mosque. Designed to support a large Qur'an, the Muslim holy book, early rahla were often made of luxury woods such as walnut or teak and decorated with sumptuous inlay or openwork carving. This example is inlaid with wood and gold stars. Purchased from the Church Missionary Society in 1965. (1965.12.46B)

Wooden Noah's Ark decorated with adhered straw marquetry. Contains 101 pairs of animals and birds and 52 odd ones (including a unicorn).  Made in The Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) in East Germany, many of the makers had never seen exotic animals and so used their imaginations to create green hyenas and cow-like stripy tigers. (1956.9.70)

Wooden Noah's Ark decorated with adhered straw marquetry. Contains 101 pairs of animals and birds and 52 odd ones (including a unicorn). Made in The Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) in East Germany, many of the makers had never seen exotic animals and so used their imaginations to create green hyenas and cow-like stripy tigers. (1956.9.70)