17 juillet 2012

Mosque lamp. Egypt, 15th century AD

Mosque lamp. Egypt, 15th century AD. GLS0572. The Khalili collections © 2011 Khalili Family Trust height: 33cm; max diameter: 25cm. Mosque lamp with gilded and enamelled decoration, including blazons of the Mamluk Sultan Barquq and a Qur'anic verse (the opening part of ayat al-nur, or 'Verse of Light'). the Lamp enclosed in Glass’. This is broken by three roundels with the heraldic blazon of Sultan Barquq, the Circassian usurper of the Bahri Mamluk dynasty in 784 AH (1382 AD), in the form of an inscription. The... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2012

'Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts' @ MFAH

India, Shah Jahan Receives the Persian Ambassador, Muhammad 'Ali Beg, folio from the Windsor Padshahnama, c. 1633, ink, colors, and gold on paper, the Royal Collection, Windsor. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Houston. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), presents Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, a major international loan exhibition which explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant examples of... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2011

'Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts' @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Shah Jahan Receives the Persian Ambassador, Muhammad Ali Beg. Folio from the Windsor Padshahnama, India, c. 1633. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 12 5/8 x 8 5/8. The Royal Collection, Windsor. ©2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, a major international loan exhibition, which explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant... [Lire la suite]


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