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The Art of Hajj

Porter, Venetia (Book - 2012 )
The Art of Hajj
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The annual ritual pilgrimage to Makkah was established by the Prophet Muhammad in the last year of his life (AD 632). Over the following centuries the experience and importance of Hajj have been evocatively documented in countless ways. Highlighting the pilgrims' journey across time, the sacred rituals of Hajj, and the city of Makkah itself, this beautiful little book features illuminated manuscripts, wall paintings and photographs, as well as calligraphy, textiles, scientific instruments, decorative tiles, maps, ceramics, metalwork and powerful works by contemporary artists. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the British Museum, from 26 January to 15 April 2012.
Authors: Porter, Venetia
Title: The art of Hajj
Publisher: Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2012
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 96 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Venetia Porter
Notes: Published as a companion to the exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam, held at the British Museum, 26 January to 15 April 2012
Contents: Mecca: centre of the world
The journey
Mecca: the blessed city
Ritual and prayer
Textiles for Mecca and Medina
Medina: city of the Prophet
The homecoming
Summary: The annual ritual pilgrimage to Makkah was established by the Prophet Muhammad in the last year of his life (AD 632). Over the following centuries the experience and importance of Hajj have been evocatively documented in countless ways. Highlighting the pilgrims' journey across time, the sacred rituals of Hajj, and the city of Makkah itself, this beautiful little book features illuminated manuscripts, wall paintings and photographs, as well as calligraphy, textiles, scientific instruments, decorative tiles, maps, ceramics, metalwork and powerful works by contemporary artists. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the British Museum, from 26 January to 15 April 2012.
Additional Contributors: British Museum
ISBN: 1566568846
9781566568845
Branch Call Number: 709.1767 P848a 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 95)
Subject Headings: Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages Saudi Arabia Mecca Exhibitions Islamic art Exhibitions
Topical Term: Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
Islamic art
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The annual ritual pilgrimage to Makkah was established by the Prophet Muhammad in the last year of his life (AD 632). Over the following centuries the experience and importance of Hajj have been evocatively documented in countless ways. Highlighting the pilgrims' journey across time, the sacred r... Read More »

The annual ritual pilgrimage to Makkah was established by the Prophet Muhammad in the last year of his life (AD 632). Over the following centuries the experience and importance of Hajj have been evocatively documented in countless ways. Highlighting the pilgrims' journey across time, the sacred r... Read More »


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