Display On now until Friday, 1 September 2017

Iron and Gold: The intricate ornament of the Zuloagas

Discover the fascinating iron works of the Zuolaga family.

  • Sunday, 30 October 2016 – Friday, 1 September 2017

  • Metalware, Room 116

  • Free event

During the 19th-century, the Zuloaga family of Eibar, Spain, perfected the art of decorating iron with beautiful patterns of gold and silver. They spearheaded a European revival of the technique that led to their works being described as 'a triumph of the metallic art'. This small display shows three of their masterpieces alongside some of the items that inspired them including flamboyant 16th-century armour, weapons and household goods from Italy, Spain, Egypt and Syria.

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