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‘Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th Century’

Between the 15th and the early 17th century, a wealth of Islamic works of art from around the Mediterranean found their way to Florence, while Tuscan luxury textiles went east. The ‘Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th Century’ exhibition, held at the Uffizi and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence, sheds light on this artistic exchange and its 19th-century revival, drawing on the city’s vast collections, augmented by some key loans. A number of rarely-displayed carpets and textiles are among the highlights, as can be seen in the gallery below.

A full review will follow in HALI 197.

Photos by Louise BroadhurstHead of Christie’s Oriental Rugs & Carpets Department.

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