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All Acquisitions

Please note that recent acquisitions are not necessarily on display in the museum.

The Lansdowne Relief

The Lansdowne Relief

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The Newton Hall Athena

The Newton Hall Athena

This statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and of war, has recently been allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum by HM Government, as a gift to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax.

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The Ur Brick

The Ur Brick

This sun-dried mud brick, which bears a stamped cuneiform inscription naming Shulgi, King of Ur from 2094

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Acquisition highlights by year

2012 2006 2004 all