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Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 1081, Green Lanes 575 N8 0RL by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 0009, 6 Burlington Gdns W1S 3ET by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel Sculpture No. 0002, 34-35 New Bond Street by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel, Sculpture No. 0012, 27 Bell St NW1 5DA by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 0013, 10 New Bond St W1S 3SP by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel, Sculpture No. 0029, 174 New Bond St W1S 4RG by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel Sculpture No. 0070, 32 Bruton St W1J 6QR
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

'Tower of Babel' Sculpture No. 0166, 92 Kings Road SW3 4TZ
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

'Tower of Babel' Sculpture No. 0088, 15a Clifford Street W1S 4JZ
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

'Tower of Babel' Sculpture No. 0151, 34 Bury Street SW1Y 6AU
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

'Tower of Babel' Sculpture No. 0152, 7 Bury Street SW1Y 6AL
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

'Tower of Babel' Sculpture No. 0038, 169 New Bond St W1S 4AN
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

'Tower of Babel' Sculpture No. 0026, 9 New Bond Street W1S 3SW
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

'Tower of Babel' Sculpture No. 0052, 181-182 Sloane Street SW1X 9QP
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

'Tower of Babel' Sculpture No. 0082, 22 Old Bond Street W1S 4PY
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 1425, 232 Walworth Road Se17 by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 2031, 412 Coldharbour Lane SW9 by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 0549, 141 Kensington Church St by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 0914, 29 High St N8 7QB by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 1122, 65 Lower Clapton Rd E5 by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 1224, 20 Westow Hill SE19 1RX by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 2217, 73 High Road NW10 2SU by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 2343, 59 Watling Avenue HA8 0LD by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 2472, 403 Hoe Street E17 9AP by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 2394, 623 Romford Rd E12 5AD by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 1363, 171 Trafalgar Rd SE10 9TX by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel, Sculpture No. 1355, 219 Green Street E7 8LE by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 1809, 342 Barking Road E13 8HL by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Tower of Babel, Sculpture No. 1123, 67-68 Hatton Garden EC1N by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Tower of Babel: Sculpture No. 0260, 6A/B Sloane St SW1X 9LE by Barnaby Barford
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

'Tower of Babel' Sculpture No. 0220, 9 West Halkin Street SW1X 8JL
By Barnaby Barford
Located in London, GB
Created especially for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel was displayed in the V
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

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