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Pick of the day

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 January, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 January, 2003, 12:00am

The art of rhinoceros horn carving blossomed in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties, when increasing affluence among the gentry called for more exotic artefacts. Although animal-lovers will probably not be impressed, fans of miniature sculpted landscapes and meticulously made cups (such as the 17th-century water vessel in double-gourd shape, above) will appreciate the craftsmanship involved. $10 ($5), free on Wednesdays. Hong Kong Museum of Art. Inquiries: 2721 0116


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