Color, craftsmanship, and detail hallmark the captivating works of art featured in this catalogue, which includes calligraphy, metalwork, ceramics, paintings, textiles, and lacquer spanning the 6th to 19th century. The Hossein Afshar Collection underscores experiences, ideas, and emotions shared by peoples of all cultures, such as faith and piety, love and longing, kingship and authority, and earth and nature.
The Legacy of Persian Art: Masterpieces from the Hossein Afshar Collection accompanies the exhibitions Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands (November 19, 2017–February 11, 2018) and Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow (November 2, 2018–March 24, 2019). This commemorative publication also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Art of the Islamic Worlds initiative at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Softcover. 80 pages.