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Exeter puzzle jug - The Exeter puzzle jug is one of the most extraordinary pieces of medieval ceramics to have been discovered in northern Europe. The design shows two bishops at the top, young ladies and musicians. The scene points fun at the morals of the medieval clergy. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

Exeter puzzle jug - The Exeter puzzle jug is one of the most extraordinary pieces of medieval ceramics to have been discovered in northern Europe. The design shows two bishops at the top, young ladies and musicians. The scene points fun at the morals of the medieval clergy. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

cord from a parachute mine - This is the cord from a German parachute mine dropped on St Loyes Estate, Exeter, on 28th November 1940. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

cord from a parachute mine - This is the cord from a German parachute mine dropped on St Loyes Estate, Exeter, on 28th November 1940. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

tiger skull - This tiger skull is from a four year old animal shot in India in February 1836.  Notice its large sharp teeth for ripping meat. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

tiger skull - This tiger skull is from a four year old animal shot in India in February 1836. Notice its large sharp teeth for ripping meat. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

mould for a manilla - Manillas were cast bronze objects which were used in trade with Africa. The mould on the left was found in excavations of the Birdall foundry in Exeter. It indicates that manillas were made in Exeter for trade with Africa. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

mould for a manilla - Manillas were cast bronze objects which were used in trade with Africa. The mould on the left was found in excavations of the Birdall foundry in Exeter. It indicates that manillas were made in Exeter for trade with Africa. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

figure of a District Officer - This carving is of a colonial officer. He is shown seated and wearing formal clothing appropriate to the role. His hat and glasses are detachable. The figure combines a traditional Yoruba carving technique with modern imagery. This carving is probably satirical. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

figure of a District Officer - This carving is of a colonial officer. He is shown seated and wearing formal clothing appropriate to the role. His hat and glasses are detachable. The figure combines a traditional Yoruba carving technique with modern imagery. This carving is probably satirical. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

Ilchinik - This totem pole’s name is Ilchinik in honour of a very powerful and successful whaler. It celebrates the connections between Exeter and the Nuu-chah-nulth of Vancouver Island. It stands in the gallery at 5 meters in height. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

Ilchinik - This totem pole’s name is Ilchinik in honour of a very powerful and successful whaler. It celebrates the connections between Exeter and the Nuu-chah-nulth of Vancouver Island. It stands in the gallery at 5 meters in height. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

sampler - This sampler tells the story of the Smales family of St David’s in Exeter. It was worked by one of the daughters of the family, Anna Maria. It gives the births and deaths of her parents and siblings up to 1837. From the dates on the sampler we know that Anna Maria was only eleven when she completed the work. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

sampler - This sampler tells the story of the Smales family of St David’s in Exeter. It was worked by one of the daughters of the family, Anna Maria. It gives the births and deaths of her parents and siblings up to 1837. From the dates on the sampler we know that Anna Maria was only eleven when she completed the work. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

pouch - Acquired in 1877 at Bow River, Alberta, Canada at the time of the signing of Treaty 7, when Britain made a deal over land inhabited by indigenous peoples of that area. Pouch contains a bag made of European printed cotton fabric. Associated with Crowfoot. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

pouch - Acquired in 1877 at Bow River, Alberta, Canada at the time of the signing of Treaty 7, when Britain made a deal over land inhabited by indigenous peoples of that area. Pouch contains a bag made of European printed cotton fabric. Associated with Crowfoot. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

huipil - A woven blouse like this has been worn in Central America by women for hundreds of years. The colour of the weave with additional embroidered designs allow observers to identify where it  was made. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

huipil - A woven blouse like this has been worn in Central America by women for hundreds of years. The colour of the weave with additional embroidered designs allow observers to identify where it was made. - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter