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Discoveries Part II: Day 1, Scripts and Scribes

Learn more about the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia:http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2011/new-galleries-for-the-art-of-the-arab-lands-turkey-iran-central-asia-and-later-south-asiaDiscoveriesNew Research on the Collections of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan MuseumThis two-day symposium celebrates the reopening of the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. Internationally renowned scholars and curators present recent scholarship in themed sessions.Part II: Day 1, Afternoon Session, Scripts and ScribesA Little-Known Collection of Early Qur'anic Fragments at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Alain George, University of EdinburghAn Illuminated Book of Prayers by Ahmad NairiziMaryam Ekhtiar, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtInscribed Early Islamic "Tiraz" Textiles as Historical Documents: A Silk Textile from Nishapur in the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of ArtJochen A. Sokoly, Virginia Commonwealth University in QatarThis symposium is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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