Art: Princely Gesture

In the basement of the Victoria & Albert Museum and in the Buddhist Room of the British Museum last week curators and assistants were ripping open boxes and crates, carefully lifting out ancient bits of precious porcelain. Busy with a group of 200 antique Chinese paintings. Orientalist Laurence Binyon prophesied that a 13th Century landscape that he was cataloging will be one of the British Museum's most popular treasures. Keeper of Oriental Antiquities Robert Lockhart Hobson was most excited about a green bronze ram dating from 1200 B. c. and valued at...

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