Sri Lankan Ivory Carvings

Sri Lankan Ivory Carvings
  • DATE

    Jun 11, 2014

  • Venue

    Asian Civilisations Museum

    1 Empress Place
    Singapore 179555
  • TIME
    Wednesday: from 19:00 to 20:30
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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.

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