Examines small ivory sculptures created by anonymous masters from 700-1200 A.D. Much of their work decorates devotional objects such as croziers, crosses and caskets and their themes are mainly religious. Includes carvings from collections in Brunswick, Brussels, Copenhagen, Munich, Paris and New York besides a number from the Victoria and Albert and other museums in Britain. Describes these art objects in their historical and artistic context. Narrated by Sir Kenneth Clark.
How to watch
In ACMI's collection
Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History
Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculptors
Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculpture, British
Educational & Instructional → Instructional
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)