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Marvellous Creatures: Animal Fables in Islamic Art

Ended July 2015

An exhibition focusing on the real and mythical animals that appear in the legends, tales, and fables of the Islamic world, these marvellous creatures introduce timeless stories such as the well-known classics: Shahnameh, Kalila wa Dimna and The Thousand and One Nights. The variety of objects presented in this exhibition, ranging from the 10th to the 19th centuries, demonstrates the enduring appeal of these characters and stories across diverse cultures.

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