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Physical Objects

Three-dimensional objects such as museum artifacts

Albrecht Dürer Woodcuts

Albrecht Dürer Woodcuts

Contributed by: Concordia Historical Institute

Images of 43 Albrecht Dürer woodcuts including nineteen "Life of Mary" woodcuts completed between 1502 and 1505 and twenty-two "Small Passion" woodcuts first appeared as a book printed in Nuremberg in 1511.

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Archer's Thumb Rings

Archer's Thumb Rings

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

This exhibit presents selections from the Museum's collection of over 500 archer's thumb rings in the Grayson and Browne collections. Highly decorated rings were often made for ornamental purposes and as symbols of status rather than for actual use in shooting the bow and arrow.

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Cuneiform Tablets in the Cuneiform (Digital Library Initiative at UCLA)

Cuneiform Tablets in the Cuneiform (Digital Library Initiative at UCLA)

Contributed by: University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections

A collection of eight rare cuneiform tablets including a messenger tablet; a letter tablet; a large contribution list tablet; a business contract tablet; a butcher's bill tablet; a temple offerings tablet; a delivery recording tablet; and a tablet purchased in Amuda, Syria whose contents have not been translated.

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Deafness in Disguise

Deafness in Disguise

Contributed by: Becker Medical Library, Washington University

Deafness in Disguise presents images, illustrations, advertising pamphlets, trade catalogs, patents, rare books and other material pertaining to mechanical and electrical hearing devices from the 19th and 20th centuries. Of particular focus are hearing devices that were designed for concealment or camouflage within everyday items.

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Equatorial Africa: Material Culture from Peoples of the Congo, Uganda and Kenya

Equatorial Africa: Material Culture from Peoples of the Congo, Uganda and Kenya

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

An exhibit presenting items related to the lifeways of a number of agricultural and pastoral groups of Equatorial Africa region. These materials from the Museum's ethnographic collections include a variety of weapons, musical instruments, and personal and domestic items.

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Ethnographic Collection

Ethnographic Collection

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

The collection documents historical cultures of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

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Exploring Object Virtual Reality

Exploring Object Virtual Reality

Contributed by: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University

This exhibit features interactive movies of twenty historic hearing devices from the Central Institute for the Deaf – Max A. Goldstein Historic Devices for Hearing Collection at Washington University Bernard Becker Medical Library.

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Frisco Travel Exhibit

Frisco Travel Exhibit

Contributed by: Missouri State University Special Collections and Archives Department

Selection of ephemera, documents, postcards, photographs, and artifacts documenting the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway. The items were used in creating the MSU Archives and Special Collection's Frisco Travel Exhibit in 2008.

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Grayson Archery Collection

Grayson Archery Collection

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

One of the largest and most comprehensive collections of archery-related artwork collected by Charles E. Grayson. It includes an assemblage of long bows dating from 1850 to the present and the world's only complete collection of flight bows

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Greenwood Cemetery Funerary Art

Greenwood Cemetery Funerary Art

Contributed by: William Woods University

Grave markers and funerary art displayed here is from the Greenwood Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. This collection is of special interest for those researching African-American lineages.

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Japanese Ivory Carvings

Japanese Ivory Carvings

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

An exhibit presenting a selection of netsuke, okimono, and other Japanese ivory carvings that depict archery-related themes.

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Masks Around the World

Masks Around the World

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

This online exhibit presents examples of masks from the MU Museum of Anthropology's ethnographic collections and demonstrates the wide variety of masks made and used throughout the world.

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Missouri Civil War Battle Flags

Missouri Civil War Battle Flags

Contributed by: Missouri State Museum

As part of a long-term project to conserve its collection of Civil War battle flags, the Missouri State Museum has conserved 45 of the collection’s approximately 135 flags, representing both Union and Confederate regiments. These battle flags differed from the national flags in both design and use.

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Molas: Textile Art of Panama

Molas: Textile Art of Panama

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

Collection of molas which are colorful, multi-layered appliqué panels of blouses worn by Kuna women of Panama. These molas date from the early to late 20th century.

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Nang: Thai Shadow Puppets

Nang: Thai Shadow Puppets

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

Collection of two dozen figures dated from the 1980s, providing examples of the forms and characters used in modern Nang performances.

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Otomi Cutout Figurines

Otomi Cutout Figurines

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

Exhibit of different varieties of Otomi cutout figurines dated to the late 1970s.

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Roman Imperial Coin Portraits

Roman Imperial Coin Portraits

Contributed by: University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology

Roman coins exhibited here show examples of Roman Imperial portraits of the 1st and 2nd centuries after Christ.

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Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum

Trans-Mississippi Theater Virtual Museum

Contributed by: Springfield-Greene County Library District; Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Civil War-era artifacts including letters, maps, diaries, weapons, flags, uniforms and photographs.

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Washington University Papyri Collection

Washington University Papyri Collection

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries

445 manuscript fragments, dating from the first century BC to the eighth century AD. The fragments were excavated in 1923 at the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus.

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Where the Wilson Meets the James

Where the Wilson Meets the James

Contributed by: Center for Archaeological Research, Missouri State University and the Missouri Humanities Council

This virtual museum uses archaeological research, artifacts and historic documents to tell the story of the people, cultures, and events where Wilson Creek flows into the James River southwest of Springfield, Missouri, the area commonly known as Delaware Town.

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