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.