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Fact versus fantasy in Safavid palaces

Exploring the ambience of the Safavid Court of Shah 'Abbas through wood and textile structures.

Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh, examines the nature of recreational buildings in the Safavid era through the evidence of 16th-17th-century book painting. The lecture explores how the distinctive leisured ambience of Shah 'Abbas's Safavid court was created through wood and textiles in both temporary and permanent structures.


Professor Robert Hillenbrand | talks


Date and Time:

2 April 2009 at 6:30 pm





British Museum
Great Russell Street

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