The art of Hajj

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Full title: The art of Hajj / Venetia Porter.
Main author: Porter, Venetia.
Corporate Authors: British Museum.
Format: Book           
Edition: 1st American ed.


Summary: The annual ritual pilgrimage to Makkah was established by the Prophet Muhammad in the last year of his life (AD 632). Over the following centuries the experience and importance of Hajj have been evocatively documented in countless ways. Highlighting the pilgrims' journey across time, the sacred rituals of Hajj, and the city of Makkah itself, this beautiful little book features illuminated manuscripts, wall paintings and photographs, as well as calligraphy, textiles, scientific instruments, decorative tiles, maps, ceramics, metalwork and powerful works by contemporary artists. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the British Museum, from 26 January to 15 April 2012.
Corporate Authors: British Museum.
Language: English
Published: Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2012.
Classmark: FS /511908
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 95).
ISBN: 9781566568845
1566568846