Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 18TH MAY 2014

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, Courtauld Institute of Art, Covent Garden, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN
 
 
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Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern IraqA precious metalwork bag, made in Northern Iraq around 1300, will be the centrepiece of the Courtauld exhibition, Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq. One of the finest pieces of Islamic inlaid metalwork in existence, it is decorated with a courtly scene showing an enthroned couple at a banquet with musicians, hunters and revellers, and completed with a rhyming couplet and intricate geometric patterns. A further highlight of the exhibition will be a life-size display evoking the court banqueting scene on the lid, featuring objects similar to those depicted on the bag itself. These include a Chinese lacquered table, a silver bowl and spoon, a glass beaker, and a leather bag. Contemporary illustrated manuscripts, ceramics and ivories depicting hunters, revellers and musicians provide further context for understanding the imagery of the bag and insight into courtly life under the Mongols in their Persianate Empire.

 

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Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated artworks displayed at the Courtauld in the Strand Block of the glorious, 18th century Somerset House. 530 paintings, 7000 drawings and 15,000 prints combine to create one of the most notable collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Old Master works on display today. More about Courtauld Institute Gallery

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