The Caliphate Contested: Inscriptions of Power and Blessing
The ROM has one of the largest collections of textiles from the early Islamic period; the first of which were acquired by Charles Currelly in Egypt. Discover why Egypt remains a main provider of such perishable objects. Understand how a new exhibition will highlight the production of caliphal workshops, role of robes in courtly gift giving, and importance bestowed on textile by the inscription (tiraz). Learn of the Fatimid dynasty - descendants of the prophet Muhammad who ruled Egypt.
Member Reception: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, RBC Foundation Glass Room (4th floor)
Lecture: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Entrance: Michael Lee-Chin Crystal
RBC Foundation Glass Room (4th floor) and Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Bloor Street (main entrance)