A selection of ceramics through the ages (5 second delay) Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology The Collections:
PotWeb: Ceramics online
@ the Ashmolean Museum
Early Europe & Near East
Classical to Medieval
Europe from 1500
Oriental & Islamic
People and their collections
The Collectors: Robert Plot
Robert Plot, scientist and first custodian of the Old Ashmolean Museum, the oldest public museum in Britain. He represented a continuum of the ideals of the Renaissance, which emphasised the potential of the individual and this life. His surveys, The Natural History of Oxford-shire and The Natural History of Stafford-shire are still indispensable sources for modern day scholars. Dr. Robert Plot of Magdalen Hall (1640-96)
Dr. Robert Plot of Magdalen Hall (1640-96); (Courtesy of the Museum of the History of Science)
  People and ... Arthur Evans
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