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A Sri Lankan ivory statue of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus.
A portrait of Matteo Ricci (1552-1610), the first Jesuit priest to enter China's Imperial court.
A silver reliquary casket of St Francis Xavier that was carved in Goa, India.

Christian art with an Asian flavour

A new exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum focuses on religious artefacts made by artists and skilled craftsmen in Asia.
May 27, 2016 5:50 AM

AN exhibition of Christian art will likely make you think of European artefacts, but since the 13th century, many of the objects made for churches were actually created by skilled Asian craftsmen.

The Asian Civilisations Museum's (ACM) Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour