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Clothing the Caliphate: Dress Cultures of the Early Islamic Period
Warrior and Physician with the Plant Kestron, from a manuscript of De materia medica of Dioscorides, Abbasid period, Iraq, 1224. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1960.193.
In conjunction with Social Fabrics, Jochen Sokoly will give an in-person lecture on styles of dress during the early Islamic period.
In this lecture, professor Jochen Sokoly will look at the clothing worn in the time of the early Islamic caliphates—between the 7th and 11th centuries—and consider the various cultural influences that shaped it. A brief introduction to the exhibition Social Fabrics: Inscribed Textiles from Medieval Egyptian Tombs will also be presented.
The textiles in this exhibition, on view through May 8, 2022, are particularly meaningful, for they tell a bigger story about political and social power,View more
Free admission, but seating is limited. Reservations may be arranged by clicking on the event on this form beginning on Sunday, April 10, after 10am.
Additional time info:
The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30pm.
After the lecture, guests are invited to visit the Social Fabrics exhibition on Level 3, until 8:30pm.
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The Harvard Art Museums are accessible for visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Accessible entrances are located on Quincy Street and Broadway. Visitors arriving via paratransit vanView more
The Harvard Art Museums are accessible for visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Accessible entrances are located on Quincy Street and Broadway. Visitors arriving via paratransit van or similar are recommended to use the entrance on Broadway, which allows a right-side exit from the vehicle. As the Broadway entrance is otherwise closed to visitors at this time, please let us know if you plan to use this entrance so that we can prepare for your arrival.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan in the lobby free of charge. Wheelchair-accessible seating and assistive-listening devices are available in our lecture halls. Large text (18-point font) Visitor Guides are available in print and via iPads on loan from our Admissions desk for visitors with low vision. We also offer handheld magnifiers.
Accessible parking is available (pre-purchase required) in the Broadway Garage, located at 5 Felton Street. (Please note that the garage has a 6 ft. 8 in. height limit.) Parking permits can be purchased online and must be printed and presented to the parking attendant upon arrival. When asked to select the department from a drop-down menu, select Museum Visitor—Art Museums. The department code is 9071.
Sign language interpretation may be available upon request; please contact Visitor Services at least two weeks prior to the program.
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