Room 62: Splendour & Society 1500–1600

Pendant, West European, late 16th century. Museum no. M.537-1910

Including The Foyle Foundation Gallery

The rich decoration and furnishings of the domestic interior form the setting of this gallery. Displays explore various aspects of life and social ritual, featuring luxury goods such as jewellery, furniture, armour and an impressive display on dining. Niches contain a selection of treasures and curiosities that a Renaissance collector might have assembled, and objects relating to health and beauty.

Room 62 is on Level 1 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Objects you can find in this gallery:

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