art of resistance, Islam

Centuries old Oriental manuscripts revealed.

This May, the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts hosts an exhibition Riječ, pismo, slika (Text, Calligraphy, Painting) , presenting its biggest Oriental archive of manuscripts, collected for a long time and carefully preserved – from the transcripts of Qur’an to law books and poetry.

Many of these books are from 15th or 16th century, and some go back to 12th century. Beautiful calligraphy, illuminations and miniatures –  the main features of the oriental-islamic manuscripts are all present in these pieces.

I went to see this lovely exhibition, and – took some photos, of course. Enjoy.

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IMG_1713all photos © Ivana Perić/Middle East Revised

 

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