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The bronze face to ward off evil spirits

London's Royal Academy has been celebrating thousands of years of fine bronze sculpture in an exhibition of work by some of the world's greatest artists.

Andrew Graham-Dixon went on a tour of the show with gallery owner Danny Katz to look at some of the more unusual pieces including an ancient face to ward off evil spirits and a mask famously excavated by an archaeologist who insisted on working in his underpants.

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  • 16 Nov 2012
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