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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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The Museum of Savage Beauty

The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Event - Make-It Clay Summer Holidays

Wed 05 August 2015–Wed 26 August 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Join Ceramics Resident Amy Jayne Hughes to make a pinch pot inspired by designs, patterns and textures in the collection.

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