Our video podcasts unravel the multiple layers enriching our art-objects.

Our series of video podcasts explores yet another dimension of the art-objects in our collection. Tune in as we take a step closer to appreciate their visual and material qualities, framed in the myriad backdrops of histories and cultures all around the Islamic world.

Turkish Blue-and-white Iznik pottery charger, c. 1480 AD

The extraordinary work of the Baba Naqqash — ‘master artisan’ — in Ottoman ceramic ateliers, becomes this episode’s centerpiece. Popular among Ottoman elites, the ceramicist’s mastery in composing and balancing materials to bring the flowers and tendrils to life makes for the hallmark of this line of work. 

Model of Dar al-Islam Mosque, New Mexico

This episode focuses on one of the many architectural models at the Architecture Gallery, the unique Dar al-Islam Mosque in the United States of America, designed by renowned Egyptian architect, Hassan Fathy. 

A Northern Goshawk, attributed to Mihr Chand

This episode unravels the fascination of animals as a popular subject in Mughal miniature painting. Mounted on a decorative album made for the famed Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, the painting itself is attributed to one of the most important Indian miniaturists of the 18th century, Mihr Chand. 

Portrait of Crown Prince Abbas Mirza and Qajar insignias

This episode delves into this regal, life-sized portraiture of the Qajar Crown Prince, ‘Abbas Mirza, and the visual importance of the insignias he is depicted as wearing.

‘The Wool Spinners’ by Rudolf Ernst (Austria 1854 - 1932)

This episode unpacks the rich elements included in this painting, including the vast array of objects — including rare vases and caskets — as illustrated by the Austrian painter, Rudolf Ernst. 

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