Islamic Treasures at Bancaja
The Lourve has lent a large collection of ancient Islamic art and ceramics to the Bancaja Cultural Center (location) in Valencia, where it will be on display until the 28th of September.
The collection consists of rugs, jugs, doors, plates, artwork, jewelry and a lot of other pieces which were created by three major empires of Islamic civilization from the 16th to the 18th century: Isfahan, Delhi and Istambul. The pieces are often extremely beautiful (intricately detailed ceramic work), occasionally boring (rugs, and more rugs), and usually interesting (who knew the Mullahs owed so much culturally to China?)
The exhibition is free, Bancaja’s Cultural Center is centrally located, and the collection is small enough to see in a half hour, so there’s no excuse not to go…