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April 26, 1961

Here is Mr Paddy Carroll captured heading up the stairs to his Signal Cabin at Thurles Train Station in Co. Tipperary. Wonder if that's a manual in his hand, or a novel he was reading?..Date: Wednesday, 26 Apri... more


Found one on top of the next on the head of a woman in a Roman Period burial excavated and recorded by the Museum's Egyptian Expedition, the red cap (25.3.217a) and two brown caps (25.3.217b and c) are rare dat... more

Head of a Man Wearing a Cap or Helmet

The facial features are like those on numerous Celtic heads found in Yorkshire. Many, however, are actually products of later periods, continuing the simplicity of forms characteristic of Celtic sculpture. Ston... more


Although frequently found in cemeteries, caps like this example are rarely recognizably depicted and thus their use is poorly understood. The bag-shaped hats are probably earlier than the tapered examples. Th... more

Extended Cap

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt



Fragment of a Figure in a Pointed Cap

This ceramic fragment was excavated in Ctesiphon, the Sasanian metropolis and administrative capital conquered by Arab Muslim armies in 637. The city was known in Arabic as al-Mada’in, or "the cities", for its ... more

Finial Cap

late Central Javanese period

Cap with Feathers

Chile, San Pedro de Atacama desert


Chile, San Pedro de Atacama desert


Chile, San Pedro de Atacama desert


Chile, San Pedro de Atacama desert

Labret Cap



Chile, San Pedro de Atacama desert



Textile with a Pattern of Stars and Birds, Originally from a Cap

This textile was part of a cap, whose paper lining (46.156.11b) shows words of an inscribed text. The style of this script appears to be connected with the Ayyubid, late Fatimid or early Mamluk periods, while t... more

Lining of a Cap

These paper fragments arrived at the Museum as the inner lining of a silk cap (46.156.11a). The much evident folded lines are most likely related to this use. While the textile of the cap is attributed to Selju... more

Head of a Central Asian Figure in a Pointed Cap

In architecture, sculptures sometimes served as symbolic gate guardians, or in palace reception halls to represent the ruler’s servants. Nothing is known of the exact provenance of this head, which probably cam... more



Ewer in the Shape of a Tibetan Monk's Cap

Possibly originally intended for use in Buddhist rituals, ewers like this, which allude to the shape of a Tibetan monk’s cap, were first produced in the fourteenth century. Ming dynasty (1368–1644), probably Yo... more

Head of a Bearded Man Wearing a Cap

Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)

Flat Cap

These felted knit caps are typical of sixteenth-century headwear in England. Cap knitting was an important domestic industry, restricted to professional guilds and protected by law. One such law, the Statute of... more

Bust-Length Study of a Bearded Man with Cap in Three-Quarter View

Jacopo Bassano was among the most innovative painters at the end of the sixteenth century. This intimate portraitlike study in color is a textbook example of Bassano's celebrated naturalism and dazzlingly econo... more

Luther as an Augustinian Friar, with Cap

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, Kronach 1472–1553 Weimar)

Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap

Holbein painted this small roundel about 1532–35, after his return to England. The young sitter can be identified as a court official, for he wears the livery of Henry VIII, with the initials H[R] for Henricus ... more

All day long are we counted as sheep for the slaughter, Psal. 44 - how long Lord, holy and true? Apocal. Cap. 6, verse 10

Print shows the Pope seated on throne slaying sheep being held by a monk, dead sheep at his feet, while two men burn at the stake in the background; with biblical verse above and below image.

Rembrandt in a Cap, Open Mouthed and Staring: Bust in Outline (copy)

After Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)