Gallery Talk: The Great Empires of Islam—An Introduction to Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Art



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  • Free with museum admission

During the sixteenth century, the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals ruled a vast area stretching from the Balkans to the Indian peninsula. Employed in the imperial courts, many Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal artists had direct access to, and knowledge of various contemporary works of European and Asian art. Join Dr. Onur Öztürk for a gallery talk that explores how these artists borrowed many themes and techniques from other cultures and civilizations while creating their own unique artworks.

Tankard Hanap With Tulips

Turkey (Iznik). Tankard (Hanap) with Tulips, Hyacinths, Roses, and Carnations, Ottoman dynasty (1299–1923), late 16th century. Mary Jane Gunsaulus Collection. 

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