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Testimonial: The Life Story Of A Monumental Vase at Victoria & Albert Museum Free

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Discover the story of a spectacular vase in the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. Inspired by archaeological finds engraved by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, and manufactured by the London silversmiths, Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard, the vase was presented in 1825 to Sir Edward Barnes soon after he became Governor of Ceylon. The vase and its inscription pays testimony to his military valour and good character. As a historic object however, it bears witness to his controversial role as a colonial administrator.

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Adult Ticket FREE

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Address
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London
SW7 2RL
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+44 (0)20 7942 2000
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http://www.vam.ac.uk
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington, Knightsbridge Train: Victoria. Follow the Museums tunnel from South Kensington Underground.

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