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The Admonitions Scroll by Jan Stuart
Bronze Head From Ife (Objects in Focus) by Editha Platte
Colossal Statue of Ramesses II by Anna Garnett
The Discobolus (Objects in Focus) by Ian Jenkins
The Franks Casket (Objects in Focus) by Leslie Webster
The Gayer-Anderson Cat by Neal Spencer
Hoa Hakananai'a (Objects in Focus) by Jo Anne Van Tilburg
Hokusai's Great Wave (Objects in Focus) by Timothy Clark
The Holy Thorn Reliquary (Objects in Focus) by John Cherry
The Lacock Cup (Objects in Focus) by Naomi Speakman
The Lewis Chessmen (Objects in Focus) by James Robinson
The Lion of Knidos by Ian Jenkins
The Meroe Head of Augustus (British Museum objects in Focus) by Thorsten Opper
The Mildenhall Treasure (Objects in Focus) by Richard Hobbs
The Oxus Treasure (Objects in Focus) by John Curtis
The Portland Vase by Susan Walker
The Queen of the Night (Objects in Focus) by Dominique Collon
The Rosetta Stone (Objects in Focus) by Richard Parkinson
The Sutton Hoo Helmet by Sonja Marzinzik
The Swimming Reindeer (Objects in Focus) by Jill Cook
The Vale of York Hoard (Objects in Focus) by Gareth Williams
The Warren Cup (Objects in Focus) by Dyfri Williams

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Series description

Each booklet in this series focuses on a specific object or group of objects in the permanent collection of the British Museum.
The booklets are a product of the museum and use a standard format: 64 pages, 21 cm.
Please do not record it as "Objects in Focus" nor as a Publisher series in either name.
Library of Congress series authority

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