Tag Archives: Dr Francesca Leoni

Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

Exhibition dates: 20 October 2016 to 15 January 2017 Sainsbury Special Exhibition Galleries | Book tickets The Ashmolean autumn exhibition, Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural, is now open until 15 January 2017. It looks at Islam’s attitudes … Continue reading

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The Universe in a Coffee Cup

Walking in the Islamic Middle East Gallery at the Ashmolean Museum, visitors may encounter a set of objects of impressive finesse and intricacy (fig. 1). Comprising a lidded cup, saucer and spoon, this small gold enamelled coffee set is not only … Continue reading

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