Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences


Chinese Silk Coffee table

12. Chinese Silk Coffee table

This Chinese silk tapestry, a speciality of the Hunan Province, was given to Professor DG Kendall FRS by the mathematicians of the Railway Institute in Changsha. Professor Kendall donated it to the Institute and it was made into a coffee table by Jonathan Miles of Trumpington Gallery, so that visitors can use and enjoy it from close to. The title translates as “Eight Beautiful Horses”, which signifies progress and success in one’s aims.


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