Preserved Pages: Book as Art in Persia and India, 1300-1800

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Date & Time: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, October 13, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary
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Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Free with Museum admission

This exhibition focuses on works on paper, separated from books (manuscripts) and albums, from the Worcester Art Museum's collection. Representing the two main contexts for the image in Iran and India from the Mongol invasions of the mid-1200s through the pre-modern period, Preserved Pages highlights several important artworks. These include landmark manuscripts, such as the 14th-century Great Mongol Shahnama (Book of Kings), and other rarely seen treasures of the Museum's Islamic art collection.

"Preserved Pages: Book as Art in Persia and India, 13001800" has been made possible by a gift from Barry, Mitra, and Tav Morgan in honor of Mahroo Morgan.

Related Program

Thursday, November 15, 6pm
Master Series Third Thursday: Illustrating Epic Poetry and History in Persian manuscripts from the Mongols to the Timurids
Speaker: David Roxburgh, Ph. D., the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History at Harvard University

Image: Persian, An Irate Camel, (detail), 17th Century, Opaque watercolor on paper, Bequest of Alexander H. Bullock, 1962.185
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