I remember someone being faintly dismissive of the way that the Sainsbury Centre decontextualises objects by the randomness of its displays, treating them indiscriminately as if they belong to the same visual language. But I like and find it refreshing to be made to look, not quite sure if an object is two millennia old or from the last century and whether it is Mexican, Inuit or Hindu.
This century breast ornament is from Santa Cruz:-
A Mesopotamian votive figure:-
A Mexican head:-
A neck pendant from New Ireland:-
And a piece from Romilly’s exhibition:-