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September 13, 2006
Grayson Perry's latest exhibition, "The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman" opened at the British Museum in London on October 6. For the show, Perry -- one of Britain's leading contemporary artists -- was given unprecedented access to the museum's massive collections. He picked out dozens of objects which inspired and interested him -- such as this 17th century slipware dish. Ancient artifacts are displayed alongside new works by Perry, a ceramicist who won the Turner Prize in 2003. Both his works and the selected pieces by unknown craftsmen of the past explore questions of culture, religion, history and pilgrimage.