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Currelly Society & Royal Patrons Circle - Special Lecture

Tiraz Textile Fragment

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.

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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
By invitation only.



RBC Foundation Glass Room (4th floor) and Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre


Bloor Street (main entrance)


RSVP details have been sent in the mail. For questions please contact Mischa Mueller at 416.586.5556 or