Tusk, Tusk: What Artists Did With Ivory

This miniature Calvary scene has the force of a lifesize sculpture. See more photos of pieces from the Met
This miniature Calvary scene has the force of a lifesize sculpture. See more photos of pieces from the Met's

2007-08-07 - New York, United States , WILLARD SPIEGELMAN

Good things come in small packages, especially when they are made of ivory. "Incisive Images: Ivory and Boxwood Carvings, 1450-1800" (at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until Nov. 25) gathers about 100 exquisite postmedieval pieces from the museum's holdings, and displays them to advantage in beautifully lighted vitrines. Some of them, like the luxurious ivory, fruitwood and cane chair à la Chippendale, which belonged to Warren Hastings, India's first governor general (c. 1780), or the mid-17th-...

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