Sat, 03 Oct 2015
Rothschild Artifacts

The British Museum's Waddesdon Bequest is a new gallery showing off a lot of real treasures Baron Ferdinand Rothschild accumulated in the 19th Century. It's free and contains some beautiful things, from medieval holy reliquaries to gothic jewellery. It even has a glittering 17th Century "robot" (an automaton).

The British Museum page shows off some of these stunning objects.

Right: Nautilus Cup, Shell (Nautilus Pompilius), silver gilt mount. North European. About 1550.