Victoria and Albert Museum

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Jainism, one of the three major religions of early India, has been continuously practised since around the middle of the first millennium BC. Jains believe in a cycle of birth and rebirth, influenced by karma and revere a group of 24 liberated souls called Jinas or Tirthankaras, who act as teachers and role models to the faithful. The V&A has one of the most important permanent collections of Jain art in the UK, including remarkable sculptures and paintings.

The Wolsey Angels Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise the £5,000,000 it will cost for the V&A to acquire four Renaissance angels cast for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and later in the possession of Henry VIII.

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Indian Temple Sculpture

Indian Temple Sculpture

This innovative book, illustrated with the V&A's unrivalled collection of South-Asian sculpture, looks at Indian temple sculpture in context, as a…

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Event - Arts of South and Southeast Asia and the Islamic Middle East. 14/15

Mon 22 September 2014–Mon 06 July 2015

YEAR COURSE: Discover the art and archaeology of Asia, from the Himalayas and the Indian Subcontinent to the island nations of Southeast Asia.

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