11/30/11

Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts


This major international loan exhibition explores Islamic art and culture through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant examples of Islamic art can be classified as gifts, a number of which are brought together here for the unique purpose of demonstrating the integral and complex nature of gift exchange in the Islamic world. Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts emphasizes a shared humanity rather than singular histories.

http://mfah.org/exhibitions/gifts-sultan-arts-giving-islamic-courts/

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