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Hermitage exhibition extended to 20 September 2020

28 August 2020

This exhibition opened on 14 February and explores the profound influence of Chinese porcelain on the art and ceramics of the Islamic world in the early modern period. The central focus of the exhibition is the Mahin Banu Dish, a masterpiece of Chinese ceramic art from The Al Thani Collection that was acquired by a Safavid princess in the 16th century and subsequently owned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan; it is shown alongside a selection of Chinese and Islamic objects from the Hermitage collections that are closely related in style and age.

Treasures from The Al Thani Collection opening at the Hôtel de la Marine in autumn 2021

Research reveals tanbur from 
The Al Thani Collection to 
be one of the oldest 
in existence