Cee’s alphabetical fun foto challenge this week is about the letter I. Early on this year, I had the opportunity to visit one of largest museums of the world – the Salar Jung Museum. It is also the largest one-man collection of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. For this challenge I was spoilt for choice – idols or ivory. I settled for the latter and about the former, I shall wait for another suitable time or even go for a double post. That is if you are interested. Do let me know. But first a glimpse of the ivory collection at the museum, which houses pieces from all over the world
Marvelous detailing. And apologies for the shadow work 😦 Must learn how to avoid that – any tips/resources?
Look at the petals, the hairdo, the design on the robes…
Ivory art work from China
Gods and Goddess from India
Even a whole chair
From what are just teeth.
Despite the art and the fine workmanship I could not but shudder – how many elephants lost their lives just to be a showpiece?
Isn’t that the most beautiful picture of all – wild free majestic how they were made.
Thank you for visiting.