The Special Collections of Lupton Library will be exhibiting art, books, and artifacts from other countries in an exhibit titled Distant Sands and Faraway Lands: Art, Books and Artifacts from Around the World. As part of its collection scope, the Special Collections currently seeks to acquire books, manuscript collections, art, and other items that relate to the University, Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, and the South. However, over the years other items have been collected and preserved, including items from other countries.
Distant Sands and Faraway Lands, will feature pottery from Ecuador, art from Japan and China, books from England, Italy, and the Netherlands, and documents and art from England and Germany. Among items exhibited are a Shakespeare play, Timon of Athens, printed in England in 1632; a first edition of Kipling’s A Jungle Book; undated pottery and figurines from an excavation in Ecuador; a late Qing Dynasty porcelain figure from China; a 1517 Edition of the Tragedies of Senaca, bound in an 18th century tortoise shell and brass cover; a leaf from the late 15th century Biblia Latina, published in Germany twenty years after the invention of printing (and the oldest item in the Special Collections); and an early 19th century indentured servant document from England.
The exhibit is in the Special Collections of Lupton Library (on the 2nd floor) and will run until April 29th. For more information please call 425-2186 or email: email@example.com.