A Real Gem
Although a sphere is the first shape that comes to mind when one thinks of pearls, a new exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum proves sculptural tarantulas or decorative ballerinas are equally possible. Rare and remarkable pieces from the Ancient Roman Empire introduce a story that ends with contemporary treasures in all shapes and sizes. And some are even round.
Pearls, an exhibition presented from the V&A and the Qatar Museums Authority, is on exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum through January 19, 2014.
September 26, 2013 05:59 PM
Earrings gold with pearls and diamonds France 1795-1810
© Victoria and Albert Museum London
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