K&C Magazine - June 2017

K & C Magazine

June 2017
Rebecca Wallersteiner

Cabinet of Curiosities

From 4 May, Islamic art specialist Oliver Hoare will show his latest exhibition dedicated to rare and curious objects from 5,000 years of civilisation. Highlights include a 13th-century drinking vessel bearing the seal of Mongke Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, a silver skull pomander believed to be have been owned by King James II, and a 2,000-year-old Mexican stargazer.

These will be displayed in the former studio of the artist Sir John Lavery, R.A., who occupied the space from 1899 until his death and hosted celebrated sitters, including King George V, Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde.

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