02 mai 2012

Important textile from the prophet Muhammad's tomb donated to the Ashmolean Museum

Sitarah made for the Mosque of the Prophet in Medina Egypt . Silk with coloured silk appliqué and embroidered with silver and silver-gilt wire, 268 x 164 cm. Presented by Nasser D. Khalili and Family. OXFORD.- Professor Nasser D. Khalili has presented the Ashmolean with an exceptional embroidered sitarah (curtain) made for the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina. The textile will go on permanent display in the Ashmolean’s Islamic Middle East Gallery from 1 May 2012. Comparable examples from the Khalili Collection were featured... [Lire la suite]
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