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Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond

Image: The marriage of Yusuf and Zulaykha, from Jami, Yusuf u Zulaykha, 1595. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Featuring more than 60 visually stunning works on loan from the historic Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford as well as works from the State Library of Victoria and other local collections. Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond, is the largest exhibition of Persian manuscripts to be held in Australia.

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Book of Kings: Shahnameh Exhibit at Asia Society Museum

Book of Kings: Shahnameh Exhibit at Asia Society Museum

Rostam battles Esfandiyar - Via Asia Society

Asia Society Museum presents an exquisite fifteenth-century manuscript commissioned by the Timurid prince Muhammad Juki (1402–1444).

This rarely exhibited volume, now in the collection of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, features more than thirty richly painted and illuminated miniatures that illustrate scenes from the Persian national epic, the Shahnameh (Book of Kings). Read the full story

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London Art Exhibit: Fereydoun Ave and his Rostam

London Art Exhibit: Fereydoun Ave and his Rostam

Why seekest thou to know Rostam the Pahlavān?

Surely thou wilt know him in battle, and he shall strike thee dumb, and quell thy pride of youth. Yet I will not show him unto thee.Read the full story

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Press Release: Iranian Artist Nader Davoodi at Xerxes Art

Press Release: Iranian Artist Nader Davoodi at Xerxes Art

Nader Davoodi, Untitled

Nader Davoodi is an award winning artist, photographer, photojournalist and publisher.  His work has at many times captured the zeitgeist of contemporary Iran.

Nader Davoodi’s latest works visualise the poetry of the Mo’jjam History by the 13th century A.D. Iranian poet Ghazvini.  The compilations in the Mojj’am History chronicle Iran’s Shahs (kings) from the reign of Kioumars Shah, whose reign coincides with the beginning of the epic Shahnameh (book of kings), through the end of the reign of Anushiravan Shah.

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Animation: Rostam – Tales from the Shahnameh

Check out this animated clip from the comic book series Rostam: Tales From the Shanameh by Hyperwerks.

The Shahnameh (book of kings) which was “written by Ferdowsi over 1000 years ago [is about a] Perisan mythological hero, Rostam [who] battles his son, Sohrab.”

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Animation: Rostam – Tales from the Shahnameh

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Check out this animated clip from the comic book series Rostam: Tales From the Shanameh by Hyperwerks.

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