Musical instruments designed by a Year 4 class from St Nicholas Primary School, Oxford. They were inspired after a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum where they found out about the Haida people in a Take One.
A PROCESSION by Elizabeth Price. 18 March - 29 May 2016
Folding lecterns, or 'rahla', are among the oldest and most valuable furnishings in a mosque. Designed to support a large Qur'an, the Muslim holy book, early rahla were often made of luxury woods such as walnut or teak and decorated with sumptuous inlay or openwork carving. This example is inlaid with wood and gold stars. Purchased from the Church Missionary Society in 1965. (1965.12.46B)
Wooden Noah's Ark decorated with adhered straw marquetry. Contains 101 pairs of animals and birds and 52 odd ones (including a unicorn). Made in The Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) in East Germany, many of the makers had never seen exotic animals and so used their imaginations to create green hyenas and cow-like stripy tigers. (1956.9.70)