In the Horniman

We work at the Horniman Museum and Gardens' stores and come across all manner of interesting, unusual and fascinating finds.
Here we share a few we like with you, but there are lots more listed on our website.


At the moment, we're mainly working on a collections review project: Collections People Stories, reviewing our Anthropology collections. You can learn more about all the collections at the Horniman on our website.

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This definitely wins my Incense Burner of the Day award! It is in the form of a beautifully accurate, and quite large, bronze figure of the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu riding a bull side-saddle.
We are unsure if this object was made in China or Japan. It is part of the original collection of the museum, bought around 1898.
(object number 82)

This definitely wins my Incense Burner of the Day award! It is in the form of a beautifully accurate, and quite large, bronze figure of the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu riding a bull side-saddle.

We are unsure if this object was made in China or Japan. It is part of the original collection of the museum, bought around 1898.

(object number 82)

— 1 year ago with 20 notes

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