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Rare vase on display helps Edinburgh mark Diamond JubileeAn unusual vase profiling the hidden silhouettes of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip is on display at a museum in Edinburgh to mark the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

Exhibited at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, visitors will be able to see the Rubins Vase, which was created to honour the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.

Mounted on a slow moving turntable, silhouettes emanating from the vase will give the impression the faces are swapping places and talking to each other.

Director and manager of the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Andrew Johnson was delighted at the opportunity to display the vase. He said: ‘This Rubins Vase is extremely rare and is one of the best examples of its kind. We thought it was the perfect way to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and give our visitors a chance to see The Queen and Price Philip in a whole new light.’

Why not check this fascinating exhibit out whilst enjoying a break in one of the fine hotels in Edinburgh, the perfect base for a relaxing, cultural break.

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