V&A – Mediaeval and Renaissance Galleries

The V&A opened ten new galleries today, and I went along to see them. Even by V&A standards, they’re completely full of Shiny Things. I don’t think I can do descriptive justice to them, so I’ll leave you with some of the pictures I twittered from there. (On Twitter as @Eithin, please do follow!)

A Byzantine dish with an image of a hawk, quite common-grade.

The Symmachi panel, showing a Roman priestess making an offering at an altar.

Richard the Lionheart, from Matthew Paris’s History of England.

Skull and crossbones detail from a funerary carpet (I’d never even heard of funerary carpets before).

A printed playing card showing the Nine of Hares.


1 Response

  1. Hooray! Those are beautiful things. 🙂

    I'm looking forward to seeing all of the photos you took, but I'm looking forward even more to going there with you myself.

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