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100 Mohur (Presentation Coin), India, 1638–39, gold, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al Islamiyyah, Kuwait.

Lunch + Look “The Silk Road”

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Extending 4,000 miles from Eastern Europe to Eastern Asia—with routes into the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa—the Silk Road was an important route for the exchange of goods and ideas. On this Gallery Talk, consider works of art that benefited from cultural transmission: via pack animals in the 2nd century BC to today’s freight rail connecting China and Germany.

Shell Free Thursdays are supported by a grant from the Shell Oil Company Foundation.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Mr. William J. Hill; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; the National Museum of Korea; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; The Crain Foundation; Cameron International Corporation; Aggie and Joe Foster; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.