These strange looking statues can be found around Liverpool. I have to say, if I did not read a note that it was supposed to be a cross between a lamb and a banana, I would not have a clue what it was supposed to be. They are not really the most pleasing looking sculpture. But as you see more of them, they actually grow on you (or probably to me only 🙂 lol)
Apparently the lambabana was originally designed by a Manhattan based Japanese artist Taro Chiezo. The design was created for the ArtTransPennine Exhibition in 1998 to make way for Liverpool as a corridor of art in the North of England. The sculptures themselves were created by local artists in Liverpool.
According to Gospels, a woven crown of thorns was forcibly placed on Jesus head prior to his crucifixion. The crown was a weapon to torture Jesus as well as to mock him. The crown was in reference to Jesus being the King of the Jews.
The above wooden sculpture was on display at the Victoria and Albert museum. It is carved from oak, made around ca. 1500-1520 by an unknown artist. This wooden sculpture is big so it is probably a standalone rather than an alter-piece.
The above beautiful shining solid sliver abstract fine silver work which is an exhibit, rather caught my eye. The silver smith craftsman made five and from what I learned cost £72,000.00 each. If I were a multi millionaire+. I think I would indulge myself 🙂
The Maker’s diagonally stamped Hallmark can just be seen near the top.
This is just one of many wonderful silver work exhibits many dating back hundreds of years, in the ‘Silver Speaks’ exhibition, held in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The V&A is well worth a visit if you can when in London.