400 – 1300
Medieval Era

Two Royal Figures (Saljuq Period)


Two Royal Figures, Iran (Saljuq period), mid 11th - mid 12th c., painted and gilded stucco (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis and Dr. Steven Zucker

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George Lewis wrote on Sunday, June 24, 2012

I find this talk fascinating because these figures clearly demostrate that at certain periods in its history, Islam has not always been synonomous with aniconism; albeit this piece had a secular rather than religious purpose. It was a very informative discussion.

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