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Background imageInsects Collection: Athena Changing Arachne into a Spider, published 1606. Creators: Antonio Tempesta, Wilhelm Janson

Athena Changing Arachne into a Spider, published 1606. Creators: Antonio Tempesta, Wilhelm Janson
Athena Changing Arachne into a Spider, published 1606. From The Metamorphoses of Ovid, pl. 54

Background imageInsects Collection: Butterflies, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Butterflies, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Butterflies, 19th century. Top Left: Wall Butterfly, Underside. Top right: Hedge Brown. Top centre: Speckled Wood, Underside. Middle left: Speckled Wood. Middle right: Ringlet

Background imageInsects Collection: Vase of Flowers, c. 1660. Creator: Jan Davidsz de Heem

Vase of Flowers, c. 1660. Creator: Jan Davidsz de Heem
Vase of Flowers, c. 1660

Background imageInsects Collection: Insects, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Insects, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Insects, c1910. Insects, invertebrates with exoskeletons, are the most diverse group of animals, over 90% of all animal life forms on Earth are insects

Background imageInsects Collection: The Corsican Spider in His Web!, July 12, 1808. July 12, 1808

The Corsican Spider in His Web!, July 12, 1808. July 12, 1808
The Corsican Spider in His Web!, July 12, 1808

Background imageInsects Collection: Catching Fireflies, Mid-1790s. Creator: Eishosai Choki

Catching Fireflies, Mid-1790s. Creator: Eishosai Choki
Catching Fireflies, Mid-1790s

Background imageInsects Collection: Seeker of nectar, 1940. Creator: Thelma Kent

Seeker of nectar, 1940. Creator: Thelma Kent
Seeker of nectar, 1940

Background imageInsects Collection: Gourd, butterfly and basket, (c1850s). Creator: Shibata Zeshin

Gourd, butterfly and basket, (c1850s). Creator: Shibata Zeshin
Gourd, butterfly and basket, (c1850s)

Background imageInsects Collection: Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shell and Insects, 1609. Creator: Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder

Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shell and Insects, 1609. Creator: Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder
Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shell and Insects, 1609

Background imageInsects Collection: Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects, 1628. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast

Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects, 1628. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast
Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects, 1628

Background imageInsects Collection: Comedy And Tragedy: Sic Vita, modeled 1891-92, cast c1902-05. Creator: Alfred Gilbert

Comedy And Tragedy: Sic Vita, modeled 1891-92, cast c1902-05. Creator: Alfred Gilbert
Comedy And Tragedy: Sic Vita, modeled 1891-92, cast c1902-05. This boy's twisting pose encourages us to walk around him, where we discover the cause of his pained expression

Background imageInsects Collection: Plate, 1840. Creator: Unknown

Plate, 1840. Creator: Unknown
Plate, 1840. Decorated plates like this one were probably intended as collectors items or demonstration pieces, rather than for use in a dinner service

Background imageInsects Collection: Teapot And Cover, c1745. Creator: Meissen Porcelain

Teapot And Cover, c1745. Creator: Meissen Porcelain
Teapot And Cover, c1745

Background imageInsects Collection: The Brook, 1829. Creator: Edward Calvert

The Brook, 1829. Creator: Edward Calvert
The Brook, 1829

Background imageInsects Collection: Lacquer Paintings of Various Subjects: Grasshopper on Gourd Vine, 1882. Creator: Shibata Zeshin

Lacquer Paintings of Various Subjects: Grasshopper on Gourd Vine, 1882. Creator: Shibata Zeshin
Lacquer Paintings of Various Subjects: Grasshopper on Gourd Vine, 1882

Background imageInsects Collection: Ancient Egyptian decoration, (1898). Creator: Unknown

Ancient Egyptian decoration, (1898). Creator: Unknown
Ancient Egyptian decoration, (1898). Examples of architecture and painting from Ancient Egypt: Fig 1: Painted relief-figure from a column of the temple at Denderah

Background imageInsects Collection: Moths, 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Moths, 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Moths, 19th century. Top left: Burnished Brass. Top left (just below): Grey Dagger. Lower left centre: Silver Y (on stalk). Below on left: Garden Tiger. Bottom left: Yellow Underwing

Background imageInsects Collection: 'The Flyfisher', by W. Hunt, in the winter exhibition of the Water-colour Society, 1862

"The Flyfisher", by W. Hunt, in the winter exhibition of the Water-colour Society, 1862. Creator: W Thomas
"The Flyfisher", by W. Hunt, in the winter exhibition of the Water-colour Society, 1862. Engraving of a painting

Background imageInsects Collection: Still Life with Fruit, Lizard and Insects, 1664. Creator: Ottmar Elliger

Still Life with Fruit, Lizard and Insects, 1664. Creator: Ottmar Elliger
Still Life with Fruit, Lizard and Insects, 1664

Background imageInsects Collection: Still Life with Tulips. Creator: Joannes Busschaert

Still Life with Tulips. Creator: Joannes Busschaert
Still Life with Tulips, Unknown date

Background imageInsects Collection: Self-portrait, 1906. Creator: Ivar Arosenius

Self-portrait, 1906. Creator: Ivar Arosenius
Self-portrait, 1906

Background imageInsects Collection: Still Life with a Glass of Beer and Nuts, 1645. Creator: Georg Hainz

Still Life with a Glass of Beer and Nuts, 1645. Creator: Georg Hainz
Still Life with a Glass of Beer and Nuts, 1645

Background imageInsects Collection: The Fall of the Titans, 1588-1590. Creator: Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem

The Fall of the Titans, 1588-1590. Creator: Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem
The Fall of the Titans, 1588-1590

Background imageInsects Collection: Miss D. Johnston, portrait photograph, 1918 Nov. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Miss D. Johnston, portrait photograph, 1918 Nov. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Miss D. Johnston, portrait photograph, 1918 Nov

Background imageInsects Collection: Dragonfly, Coxcomb and Bamboo, Printed 1762. Creator: Miyazaki Yuzen

Dragonfly, Coxcomb and Bamboo, Printed 1762. Creator: Miyazaki Yuzen
Dragonfly, Coxcomb and Bamboo, Printed 1762

Background imageInsects Collection: Sparrow-Nests in Philadelphia, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Sparrow-Nests in Philadelphia, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Sparrow-Nests in Philadelphia, 1876....those diminutive houses in the trees for sparrows are to be seen all about town. They were placed there by the inhabitants for the birds that were imported

Background imageInsects Collection: Mercury. Creator: Hans Baldung

Mercury. Creator: Hans Baldung
Mercury, Unknown date

Background imageInsects Collection: Herbs, Butterflies and a Serpent. Creator: Christian Jansz Striep

Herbs, Butterflies and a Serpent. Creator: Christian Jansz Striep
Herbs, Butterflies and a Serpent, Unknown date. Additional Info: This still life painting forms an entire little natural scene

Background imageInsects Collection: Stone Heart Scarab (image 2 of 2), Probably 18th-20th Dynasty (1569-1081 BCE) or later

Stone Heart Scarab (image 2 of 2), Probably 18th-20th Dynasty (1569-1081 BCE) or later. Creator: Unknown
Stone Heart Scarab (image 2 of 2), Probably 18th-20th Dynasty (1569-1081 BCE) or later

Background imageInsects Collection: Scarab of Seti I (image 2 of 2), Reign of Seti I (1314-1304). Creator: Unknown

Scarab of Seti I (image 2 of 2), Reign of Seti I (1314-1304). Creator: Unknown
Scarab of Seti I (image 2 of 2), Reign of Seti I (1314-1304)

Background imageInsects Collection: Scarab of Seti I (image 1 of 2), Reign of Seti I (1314-1304). Creator: Unknown

Scarab of Seti I (image 1 of 2), Reign of Seti I (1314-1304). Creator: Unknown
Scarab of Seti I (image 1 of 2), Reign of Seti I (1314-1304)

Background imageInsects Collection: Scarab Depicting a Baboon before the Throne Name of Ramses II, 19th dynasty (1304-1201 BCE)

Scarab Depicting a Baboon before the Throne Name of Ramses II, 19th dynasty (1304-1201 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Scarab Depicting a Baboon before the Throne Name of Ramses II (image 2 of 2), 19th dynasty (1304-1201 BCE)

Background imageInsects Collection: Faience Scarab with Name of Queen Tiy, Reign of Amenhotep III to Akhenaten (1410-1355 BCE)

Faience Scarab with Name of Queen Tiy, Reign of Amenhotep III to Akhenaten (1410-1355 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Faience Scarab with Name of Queen Tiy (image 2 of 2), Reign of Amenhotep III to Akhenaten (1410-1355 BCE)

Background imageInsects Collection: Faience Scarab Depicting a Beetle Flanked by Cobras, 18th-26th dynasties (1569-525 BCE) or modern

Faience Scarab Depicting a Beetle Flanked by Cobras, 18th-26th dynasties (1569-525 BCE) or modern. Creator: Unknown
Faience Scarab Depicting a Beetle Flanked by Cobras (image 2 of 2), 18th-26th dynasties (1569-525 BCE) or modern

Background imageInsects Collection: Scarab with Two Bound Enemies (image 2 of 2), 18th-26th dynasties (1504-525 BCE). Creator: Unknown

Scarab with Two Bound Enemies (image 2 of 2), 18th-26th dynasties (1504-525 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Scarab with Two Bound Enemies (image 2 of 2), 18th-26th dynasties (1504-525 BCE)

Background imageInsects Collection: Heart Scarab (image 2 of 2), New Kingdom-Late Period (1569-525 BCE) or modern. Creator: Unknown

Heart Scarab (image 2 of 2), New Kingdom-Late Period (1569-525 BCE) or modern. Creator: Unknown
Heart Scarab (image 2 of 2), New Kingdom-Late Period (1569-525 BCE) or modern

Background imageInsects Collection: Heart Scarab (image 1 of 2), New Kingdom-Late Period (1569-525 BCE) or modern. Creator: Unknown

Heart Scarab (image 1 of 2), New Kingdom-Late Period (1569-525 BCE) or modern. Creator: Unknown
Heart Scarab (image 1 of 2), New Kingdom-Late Period (1569-525 BCE) or modern

Background imageInsects Collection: Painted Plume with Sun Disk Containing Winged Kheper Beetle, 24th-30th Dynasty (724-343 BCE)

Painted Plume with Sun Disk Containing Winged Kheper Beetle, 24th-30th Dynasty (724-343 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Painted Plume with Sun Disk Containing Winged Kheper Beetle, 24th-30th Dynasty (724-343 BCE)

Background imageInsects Collection: Koromo River below the Temple Tennoji, 1880. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Koromo River below the Temple Tennoji, 1880. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Koromo River below the Temple Tennoji, 1880

Background imageInsects Collection: Fireflies at Ochanomizu, c1880. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Fireflies at Ochanomizu, c1880. Creator: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Fireflies at Ochanomizu, c1880

Background imageInsects Collection: Beach at Cape May, c1840. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller

Beach at Cape May, c1840. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller
Beach at Cape May, c1840. Two men seated on folding stools sit on the sand despite clouds of annoying insects. Cape May, New Jersey, is among the oldest American seaside resorts

Background imageInsects Collection: Designs for Inro and Other Lacquers, 1801. Creator: Hara Yoyusai

Designs for Inro and Other Lacquers, 1801. Creator: Hara Yoyusai
Designs for Inro and Other Lacquers, 1801. A very rare Japanese pattern book which contains 373 tipped-in slips of paper with sketches in ink, some lightly coloured

Background imageInsects Collection: Still Life with Flowers and Insects. Creator: Jan Brueghel the Elder

Still Life with Flowers and Insects. Creator: Jan Brueghel the Elder
Still Life with Flowers and Insects, Unknown date

Background imageInsects Collection: Hyksos Scarab with Foreign King's Name (image 1 of 2), 13th-16th Dynasties (1786-1569 B.C.)

Hyksos Scarab with Foreign King's Name (image 1 of 2), 13th-16th Dynasties (1786-1569 B.C.). Creator: Unknown
Hyksos Scarab with Foreign King's Name (image 1 of 2), 13th-16th Dynasties (1786-1569 B.C.)

Background imageInsects Collection: Young Girl Chasing Fleas, c1720s. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Lebel

Young Girl Chasing Fleas, c1720s. Creator: Jean-Baptiste Lebel
Young Girl Chasing Fleas, c1720s

Background imageInsects Collection: Redstarts and Butterflies. Five studies in one frame, NM 2223-2227, 1885. Creator: Bruno Liljefors

Redstarts and Butterflies. Five studies in one frame, NM 2223-2227, 1885. Creator: Bruno Liljefors
Redstarts and Butterflies. Five studies in one frame, NM 2223-2227, 1885

Background imageInsects Collection: Still Life with Fruit and Shells. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast

Still Life with Fruit and Shells. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast
Still Life with Fruit and Shells, Unknown date

Background imageInsects Collection: Still Life with a Basket of Flowers, early 1630s. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast

Still Life with a Basket of Flowers, early 1630s. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast
Still Life with a Basket of Flowers, early 1630s



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