Published by the Vatican Museums in 2012 to commemorate their ethnological collection, this is the official publication for the Vatican Ethnographic Museum Collection exhibition at the de Young. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is pleased to be the exclusive American distributor of this important title.
Foreword: Within the Vatican there resides a little known treasure: the immense collection of the Ethnological Museum of the Vatican Museums. From paintings on bark and stone by Australian Aborigines, to those on silk by Chinese and Japanese artists; from wooden statues from Polynesia to those in stone from pre-Columbian civilizations; from works in feathers from Papa New Guinea to those in majolica from the Middle East: there is no continent or historical epoch which does not find worthy representation in the Ethnological Museum.
Softcover, 400 pages