The Aga Khan Museum is currently having an exhibition called “The World of the Fatimids”. Running from March 10th to July 2nd.
One of the highlight pieces is this horn-
This horn is elephant ivory, carved in the 11th to 12th centuries in Fatimid ruled Sicily. It is carved with hunting scenes of mythical and real animals, which reflected the horn being used is hunting.The silver was later added in England during the 17th century. More information is available at the Aga Khan Museum website.
More thanks go to Mistress ffride wlffsdotter, who has been most gently encouraging me to post these beautiful pictures she took.
This bowl is from 13th-14th century Iran. It is stone paste earthenware with lustre decoration of three people in a garden. It is part of the Gallery’s permanent collection. The size of the bowl is 22.4 cm.
This bowl is also 13th century from Iran. The bowl is 21.4 cm, stone paste earthenware with underglaze and lustre decorations of the story of Bahram Gur. The bowl is in the permanent collection of the Gallery.
This bowl is from 10th century Iran. The bowl is earthenware with underglaze slip decorations of a “cosmic prince” a zodiac symbol of the sun.
The Art Gallery of South Australia recently held an exhibit called Paradise on Earth: Flowers in the Art of Islam.
I would like to thank Mistress ffride wlffsdotter for the use of her photos and her support of the Guild!
This dish is an Ottoman 16th century iznik.
The decoration is of a hunting dog and rabbit in an earthenware glaze.
This dish is also 16th century Ottoman iznik.
The decorations are of tulips and poppies.
The State Library of Victoria will be holding a free exhibition next year called Love and devotion: Persian cultural crossroads from Friday 9 March 2012 – Sunday 1 July 2012. A preview can be seen here- The exhibition is also holding a conference with many speakers. This will be on Thursday 12 April 2012 – Saturday 14 April 2012.