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A new exhibition of Islamic art reminds us of the importance of cultural dialogue between the Muslim world and the West.
Aga Khan’s collection of Islamic art, which visits the UK for the first time this week, highlights a history of cultural dialogue between the Islamic world and the West – and the need to rediscover this cultural conversation today.
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Engraved brass boat-shaped kashkul or dervish’s begging bowl.
Iran, second half of the 16th century
One of two folios from the Akhlaq-i Nasiri of Tusi – this one depicts the kitabkhana or artist’s workshop.
Sindukht comes to Sam bearing gifts. This is a painting from a manuscript of the Shahnama – produced forthe Safavid ruler Shah Tahmasp.
Iran, Tabriz, 1522-35
Source: Courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture