Audio: East meets West - Virgin & Child Ivory Carving

Virgin and Child, China, 17th/18th century, carved ivory. Museum no. 1459-1902, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Virgin and Child, China, 17th/18th century, carved ivory. Museum no. 1459-1902, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Christopher Cook and Marjorie Trusted talk about how East meets West in an ivory carving of the Virgin and Child.

Part of the Proms 2004 Performing Art season of talks.

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