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.
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