Japanese ivories by Unknown Artist

A collection of 14 carved ivories including 4 depicting elephants, 2 squirrels, and others depicting conch sellers, mother and child, fisherman with cormorant, woman with parasol, mat weavers, mask maker, rat and a poodle.


Acquired in:
Presented by:
Lesley Lewis through The Art Fund

Lesley Lewis was one of the first four students to be accepted as an undergraduate to study the history of art at the Courtauld Institute when it opened in 1932. She retained a lifelong interest in the subject.

Venue details

Oriental Museum Durham University, Elvet Hill, DURHAM County Durham DH1 3TH 0191 334 5694 www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

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