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Exhibition of Islamic art on display at the University of York

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An exhibition of Islamic art spanning one thousand years has gone on display at the University’s Borthwick Centre for Archives.

The exhibition of ceramics, paintings, artefacts and photographs marks the launch of a new Masters in Islamic Art and Cultures

.The artefacts in the exhibition date from the 9th to the 19th centuries and come from lands ruled by muslim dynasties from Spain in the west to India in the east.

Read more: https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2023/campus/islamic-art-exhibition

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Famous London auction house makes multimillion-pound sale of rare Islamic art pieces

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Sotheby’s has once again attracted attention with a multimillion-pound sale of some of the rarest and most valuable works of Islamic art.

The world-renowned auction house in London held bidding on April 26, which featured pieces that spanned from the first centuries of Islam to the early 19th century.

Benedict Carter, the head of Sotheby’s Islamic and Indian art department, told Anadolu that the auction encompasses different types of material culture from across the Islamic world from Spain on the one hand, to South Asia on the other, running through the entire Middle East, North Africa, Middle East, Turkey, Iran, India, and South Asia.

Read more: https://www.azernews.az/region/209331.html

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Sotheby’s Islamic art auction sells masterpieces from Muslim world

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Source: Daily Sabah

Sotheby’s has once again captured the spotlight by hosting an auction of Islamic art that featured some of the most unique and valuable pieces. The sale amounted to millions of pounds.

The world-renowned auction house in London held bidding on April 26, which featured pieces that spanned from the first centuries of Islam to the early 19th century.

Read more: https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/sothebys-islamic-art-auction-sells-masterpieces-from-muslim-world/news

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Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Art Biennale visually ventures where others fear to tread

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Pilgrims embarking on the Hajj – a sacred pilgrimage to Mecca, required of every Muslim at least once in their lifetime – will likely find themselves at some point at Jeddah airport’s gargantuan Hajj Terminal, awaiting the next step of their journey to Islam’s holiest city. 

In 2023, the terminal has invited travellers on another journey: through the rituals that have defined Islam from its inception to the present day, and the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad, at the first ever Islamic Arts Biennale.

Read more: https://www.euronews.com/culture/2023/04/18/saudi-arabias-islamic-art-biennale-visually-ventures-where-others-fear-to-tread

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