This gallery shows a small selection of the animals you can find if you go “on safari” in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Sometimes the animals are out in the open and easy to spot; others are small and well hidden away from the view of most visitors. They can be made out of almost any material, and the examples shown here are made from silver, stone, micro-mosaic, ceramic, and glass. They form part of testimonial silver sculptures, clock furniture, carved memorial edifices, sweet boxes, stained glass windows, plaques, and tile-work.


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2 Replies to “Animals in the Museum 1”

  1. Love the goldfinch and butterfly. Mrs RH took our granddaughter (8) to the V&A last weekend… she was completely enchanted, and wants to go again as soon as poss! Encouraging. The BM beckons…


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