Of the many objects in the Burrell Collection that depict water on them, four Islamic Persian objects show four novel approaches to illustrating water as experienced in nature. These objects – two ceramic vessels from the 13th and 14th centuries, and two pile carpets from the 17th century – come from different parts of Iran, from Kirman in the south, from the Kurdish region in the west, and from Kashan in the centre.
In this gallery talk, Noorah Al-Gailani, the Curator of Islamic Civilisations, will explore these objects and the imaginative ways in which their designers chose to depict water.
Location: The Burrell Collection
Event type: This is an in-person gallery talk. Spaces for this are on a first come, first served basis. Please meet at the reception desk 5 minutes before the talk is due to start to secure your place.
This event is part of the Art History Festival (19-23 September 2023), which has been organised with the Association of Art History. Glasgow Museums are hosting a number of talks as part of this programme.