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Islamic Art Exhibition Opens in Moscow
25.02.2013 15:15
Islamic Art Exhibition Opens in Moscow

An exhibition of classical Islamic art of the 9th-19th centuries has been opened in the Private Collections Department of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow.

      The exhibition from collection of Mardjani Foundation contains artifacts from various regions:   Central Asia and Middle East, Volga Region and Caucasus, Asia Minor and Northern Afghanistan, China and East Turkestan, as well as Arab countries.

      The exposition presents about 100 items, among which there is a page from an ancient Koran of the Abbasid epoch (late 19th century); rare samples of early medieval ceramics from the Central Asia, Iran, Mesopotamia - bowls with drawings and calligraphical inscriptions; faience bowls with images of birds (the Golden Horde, 14th century); and perfectly preserved Mongolian clothes.

      The exhibition runs till May 5.

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Exhibitions in Moscow Islam Oriental Art   

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