Images of Faith: Religious Ivory Carvings from the Philippines
'Images of Faith' is a major exhibition organized by the Pacific Asia Museum illustrating the rich and diverse culture of the Philippines. Religious carvings in ivory have a history of over 400 years in the islands, and the carving of ivory for other purposes can be traced back several thousand years. It developed from the cultures of India, China, Spain and Portugal. The exhibition, curated by Regalado Trota Jose, features carvings, most of which are 200 to 300 years old, from a time when much of the ivory was of 'fossil' tusks from Siberian traders. It includes fine examples of the Santo Nino, the Blessed Virgin, the Madonna and Child, and a number of saints.
Pacific Asia Museum, USA
Softcover / 11 x 8.5 inches / 142 pages / BW, Color