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Talk Online | Meet the Expert: Fath-’Ali Shah and his Armour

Online | Meet the Expert: Fath-’Ali Shah and his Armour

Synopsis

Join Arthur Bijl, Hutton McRoberts Assistant Curator of Ottoman, Middle Eastern and Asian Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection and Fuchsia Hart of the University of Oxford for a conversation about an exceptional body armour bearing the name of Fath-’Ali Shah Qajar and the complex role traditional arms and armour played in early nineteenth-century Iran. Often overlooked as an art form, fine arms and armour formed an important part of Iranian cultural life. This fact is reflected in a lavish example of the art now in the Wallace Collection.

Fuchsia Hart specialises in the arts and architecture of Iran, with a particular interest in the material culture of the reign of Fath-‘Ali Shah Qajar (r. 1797-1834). Her PhD thesis explores royal use and patronage of the major shrines of Iran and Iraq during his reign.

Registration and Location: This talk will be hosted online through Zoom and YouTube.

Event details

Thu 16 Sep 2021, 1:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square
London
W1U 3BN

Phone: 020 7563 9577

Email: community@wallacecollection.org

Website: The Wallace Collection

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