Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art — Can India com

Marvellous Creatures-Aga Khan Museum

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They roam the pages of countless legends, tales and fables, and have inspired artists for centuries. You can meet the marvellous creatures of such classic literature as theShahnameh and Kalila wa Dimna. Through an astonishing variety of media — including manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork from the 7th to the 21st centuries — the exhibition

Through an astonishing variety of media — including manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork from the 7th to the 21st centuries — the exhibitionMarvellous Creatures celebrates these real and mythical animals and illuminates the knowledge contained in their stories. The exhibition, which opened on May 7 2016 runs until Sep 11 2016.

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See also: Current Exhibitions — Aga Khan Museum org

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How are animals portrayed in the 9th-century encyclopediaKitab al-Hayawan?

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Dr. Jeannie Miller (University of Toronto) compares them to the magical beasts roaming our exhibition Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art!

Free with Museum admission. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the lecture or can be pre-booked online.

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