Carved in ivory

United Kingdom, 1975

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Michael Gill

production company

Arts Council of Great Britain

Concord Films

Language

English

Duration

00:22:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31850

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculptors

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculpture, British

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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