Jun 11, 2014
- Venue1 Empress Place
- TIMEWednesday: from 19:00 to 20:30This event has passed
Join Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis as she discussuses about the Sri Lankan Ivory Carvings, it's beauty and history in the Market.
Way back 1505, when Portuguese encountered Sri Lanka, they came in contact with a rich and ancient material culture, the ivory carvings. Realising the potential of these delicate treasures as diplomatic gifts, a monarch in Sri Lanka presented carved ivory caskets to Queen of Braganza in Lisbon. Not long enough, ivory caskets and small cabinets produced in Sri Lanka became in demand among European collectors. Journey through time and witness how ivory carvings became in demand in European market.