Music, Faith and Diplomacy along the Silk Road

  • through March 23, 2019
  • SOAS University of London Brunei Gallery
The centuries of cultural exchange along the Silk Road have played a central role in constructing the cultures of Asia and Europe. The selection of objects shown are from SOAS's own collections, including a rich array of manuscripts that vividly illustrate the cultural exchanges involved across parts of Asia as well as musical instruments that celebrate the musical contacts between the Middle East and the West dating back to the arrival of Arab culture in eighth-century Spain, which brought various Middle Eastern instruments to Western Europe.
 
SOAS University of London
Costumes Turcs (Turkish Costumes), album of watercolor paintings, late 18th–19th century, ink and watercolors on paper, 53.7 x 32.5 cm.

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