07 août 2009

“Falnama: The Book of Omens” @ the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Angel of Death Descends on Shaddad ibn Ad From the dispersed Falnama Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period, mid-1550-early1560s. Opqaque watercolor and gold on paper; 59.3 x 44.8 cm. Purchase -Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections. Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler. Photo Arthur M. Sackler Gallery WASHINGTON, DC. - A group of unusual, illustrated manuscripts called the Falnama that were once used by sultans, shahs and commoners to explore the unknown will be on view Oct. 24 through Jan. 24, 2010,... [Lire la suite]
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