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Private Pleasures: Illuminated Manuscripts from Persia to Paris

This exhibition offers a rare and intimate glimpse of the treasures in a private collection. It celebrates the unique beauty of illuminated manuscripts across chronological, geographic, and cultural boundaries. The twenty-five exhibits represent literary and artistic traditions which flourished from the tenth to the twentieth century in masterpieces as diverse as Nizami’s Persian Khamza, a Byzantine Gospelbook, a Parisian history of the French kings, a Bruges Book of Hours, the popular English Brut Chronicle, an Ottoman Qu’ran, and a Venetian copy of Cicero.

Tue 23 October 2007 to Sun 6 January 2008
Octagon (Gallery 10)
Free Admission

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