The loans will be on display until June 2023
Celebrating its 05th anniversary, Louvre Abu Dhabi has partnered with Ayala Museum announcing the remarkable loans. They have unveiled two remarkable loans coming from the Ayala Museum, Philippines.
For the first time, artefacts from Philippines are put to display at Louvre Abu Dhabi. They will be made available to public until June 2023.
The loans include a Cup ( 900 – 1200 ), recovered from Nabua in the Camarines Sur province in the Philippines. It highlights striking similarity of Filipino works with the Chinese gold and silverwares acquired by Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2019.
It allows for the development of the geographical coverage from the topic of precious metal trades in the galleries, including Chinese and Islamic connection as well as South-East Asia.
Additionally, a Funerary mask ( 900-1200 ), from the city of Butuan in the Philippines. It emphasis on immortality being the universal hope of mankind when faced with death.
This artefact is currently showcased alongside other artefacts from the Levant and South America that exemplify this shared tradition.
The two loans represent Louvre Abu Dhabi’s mission of celebrating the universal creativity of mankind—inviting audiences to see humanity in a new light.
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