Online Puzzles

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UP Museums have turned some of our favourite collections into puzzles.

 

Instructions: (1) Click on one of the images below for the puzzle you would like to build. The link to Jigsaw Explorer will open with the puzzle you have chosen. (2) A small grey option block will apear infront of the puzzle. (3) You can click 'OK' to continue with the amount of generated pieces, or you can click the 9 blocks icon left in the option block to choose from a 6 piece puzzle up to a 1026 piece puzzle.

 

Please click on the image and enjoy the puzzles!

 

Levels of difficulty to get you started: Easy (10 - 20 pieces) Medium (40 pieces) Difficult (60 - 80 pieces)

 

Easy (20 pieces)

Untitled gourd-shaped vessel, 2016

Nicolas Sithole

High-fired earthenware

690mm x 480mm

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Difficult (60 pieces)

Giraffe, 1995

Kunyanda Shikamo (1954 - )

Acrylic on canvas

535mm x 645mm

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Medium (40 pieces)

 

Leopard Attacking a Man, ca 1990

Johannes Maswanganyi (1949 - )

Carved and painted wood

1500mm x 850mm x 600mm

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Difficult (60 pieces)

Keep on Praying, 1996

Patrick Matloa (1952 - )

Oil on canvas with a wooden frame

850mm x 650mm

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Difficult (80 pieces)

 

Why Defy (disasters of Piece Series), 2001

Diane Victor (1964 - )

Etching and aquatint on paper

215mm x 280mm

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: Diane Victor

 

Difficult (60 pieces)

 

 

Crocodile Eating a Goat, 2006

Noria Mabasa (1938 - )

Wood

210mm x 1000mm x 350mm

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Medium (40 pieces)

 

Simangele, 2019

Philiswa Lila (1988 - )

Bead, string and wood

1600mm x 670mm

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums
 

 

Difficult (60 pieces)

 

Spirits of the Ancestors, 1996

Henriette Ngako (1943 - )

Traditional ceramic sculpture painted in polichrome colours on earthenware

440mm x 390mm

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Difficult (80 pieces)

 

Self Portrait After Gustav Klimp's Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 2013

Amita Makan (1967 - )

Silk, organza with vintage saris, sequins and gold fabric paint

1570mm x 1000mm

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

 

Medium (67 pieces)

 

President Nelson Mandela I, 1998

Mike Edwards (1938 - )

Cemcrete

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Medium (67 pieces)

 

Nelson Mandela, 2017

Zelda Stroud (1964 - )

Bronze

480mm x 340mm

Edoardo Villa Museum

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Medium (67 pieces)

 

Mandela, 2017

Claudette Schreuders (1973 - )

Chine collé lithographe

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Medium (60 pieces)

 

 

First Expedition Camp, 1933

Mapungubwe Image Collection

Mapungubwe Archives

University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums
 
 

Medium (40 pieces)

 

Old Arts Building

Chief Architect, Piercy James Eagle (1875-1932)

1910, Sandstone and Slate

National Monument in 1968

University of Pretoria Museums 

Pretoria, South Africa

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

Easy (20 pieces)

 

Cloak as a Dagger, 2016

Avitha Sooful (1964 - )

Jacaranda Wood

Height: 800 mm

Art Collection, 920801

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

Difficult (60 pieces)

 

 

The Sacrifice, 1988

Leonard Matsoso (1949- 2010)

Pen and ink on paper or oil pastel on paper?

1000mm x 950mm

Art Collection, 943483

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Easy (10 pieces)

 

 

Gold Rhino Figurine

AD 1220 - AD 1250

Mapungubwe Hill, South Africa

152mm x 55mm

Mapungubwe Gold Collection

University of Pretoria

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Easy (20 pieces)

 

 

Mapungubwe gold beads

Mapungubwe Hill, Burial Area

AD 1250 - AD 1290

1.35mm (min) x 4.40mm (max)

Mapungubwe Collection, MAP/G/097

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

 

Difficult (60 pieces)

 

 

The earliest photograph of Mapungubwe Hill

1933, Monochrome

Mapungubwe Archive

University of Pretoria

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

Easy (20 pieces)

 

Chinese Blanc de Chine Dehua figure

Qing Dynasty

Qianlong, 1736-1795

Porcelain, 155mm x 95mm

Van Tilburg Collection, 293006

Photo credit: University of Pretoria Museums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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