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Shah ‘Abbas December 2, 2008

Filed under: Coming Up — Argy @ 2:46 pm

SHAH ‘ABBAS: THE REMAKING OF IRAN

EXHIBITION: 19 February – 14 June 2009

The British Museum

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The exhibition will demonstrate Shah ʿAbbas’s social, religious and artistic influence on Iran through the gifts he endowed to major shrines in Mashhad, Ardabil and Qum, and his magnificent new capital at Isfahan. The objects, many of which have not been seen outside Iran, will include exquisite Qur’ans, mosque lamps, paintings, carpets, calligraphy, porcelain
and silks.

INFORMATION: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/future_exhibitions/shah_abbas.aspx