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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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Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (Hardback)

Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550 (Hardback)

The V&A's collection of ivory carvings from the period 1200 to 1550 is one of the most important in the world, and this is the first catalogue of …

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What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

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Event - East Asian Ceramics

Sat 14 May 2016–Sun 15 May 2016

NEW WEEKEND COURSE: Discover East Asian Ceramics in the V&A collection, from Neolithic earthenwares and the first porcelaineaous wares to complex forms and glazes which placed them at the forefront of ceramic technology.

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