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This luxury pen-case is made from papier mâché with lacquer painting, a tradition inspired by Chinese lacquer.
This embroidery, discovered at Dunhuang, dates from China’s Tang dynasty (618–907) and depicts the Buddha preaching at Vulture Peak – in Buddhist tradition a favorite retreat of the Buddha and his disciples.
Victorian art is often dismissed as overly sentimental and nowhere is this more apparent than in Bubbles.
This picture was taken to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s official state visit to the United States in 2007.
The Shadow of Death is an inspired representation of a youthful Christ who cannot escape his destiny.
Horst's Mainbocher Corset photograph journeyed across oceans and time to 50 later transform Vogue into a concept and a verb.
A fragmentary silk painting tells us about Buddhist art along the Silk Roads, numerous Buddhist sacred icons, and the complex life of an object after its creation.
Positioned at the crossroads of Asia, Gandhara has always been an ancient transit zone—as we see in this sculpture of the Buddha
The life of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, from modern-day Senegal, reveals some of the startling and uncomfortable truths behind the historic slave trade.
Spiral columns, carved zig-zags, round arches—at Durham, the rhythmic Anglo-Norman Romanesque pulses with life.
After their recent rediscovery, the Wolsey Angels go through extensive conservation and preservation after being exposed to the elements on the gateposts of a stately home in England, perhaps for centuries
The earliest known signed work by Jacob van Walscapelle undergoes thorough conservation work at the V&A, including reattaching paint flakes, removing discoloured varnish, and applying new varnish