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Qajar Painting, Photography, Textiles, Armour

November 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event will be co-hosted by the Gingko Library to celebrate the publication of Revealing the Unseen: New Perspectives on Qajar Art.  

The articles in the first section of the book are dedicated to the arts of painting, illumination and lithography. The second section is also concerned with works on paper but looks at newly introduced techniques such as fingernail art and photography. The third section looks at different materials: tiles decorated with mounted falconers, ikat velvet textiles, carpets as diplomatic gifts and a type of armour known as chahar ‘ayna. The two final articles focus on artefacts acquired through diplomatic and commercial exchanges.

A presentation will be made by Gwenaëlle Fellinger, Senior Curator in the Department of Islamic Art in the Louvre Museum where she is in charge of Qajar Art and Melanie Gibson, Senior Editor of the Gingko Library Arts Series. Her publications focus on sculpture, ceramics and glass produced around the Islamic world.

Gingko Library will be offering copies of the book for sale at a generously discounted price.

The event will be held live at the Army & Navy Club, with Zoom for those unable to attend. There will be a reception upstairs at 6.30. The talk will start at 7pm.

Entry is free to members of the Iran Society and to guests of Gingko Library, but prior registration is essential to gain admission. Registration details from info@iransociety.org





November 24, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm