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Lidded Cup and Tray, India, 17th century, gold with champlevé and painted enamels, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait.

Delhi to Paris: The Visual World of the Ottoman Empire

Friday, Sep 20, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by Shirine Hamadeh, PhD, associate professor, department of art history, Rice University

The forms and influence of Ottoman architecture radiated far beyond the Ottoman imperial capital of Istanbul—as far east as Delhi, India, and as far west as Paris, France. This illustrated lecture helps to define the style, with references including objects from the MFAH art collections and the celebrated al-Sabah Collection, on view in Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.

A reception follows. Questions about the content of this lecture? E-mail

$5 MFAH Members
$8 Nonmembers + Museum admission

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Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Michael C. Linn in memory of his mother Patricia G. Linn; the National Museum of Korea; Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; The Boeing Company; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Cameron International Corporation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.