The Golden Age of Persian Art, 1501-1722

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British Museum, 1999 - Art, Iranian - 192 pages
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The era of Safavid rule (1501-1722) saw the finest flowering of the arts in Iran. In a time of dynamic religious and political developments, painting and textiles attained new heights of brilliance and opulence and architecture flourished with the growth of cities.

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Canby, a curator in the department of Oriental antiquities at the British Museum, has produced an informative, scholarly, and sumptuously illustrated volume on the art of Persia's Safavid dynasty. The ... Read full review


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Sheila R. Canby is Assistant Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum.

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