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Treasures from the Khalili Collection Gallery

THE EARLIEST known accurate panoramic view of Mecca is one of over forty-five important objects to be loaned by the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art to the British Museum for the exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam.

The exhibition is on view in the Round Reading Room until April 15, 2012.

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PreviousNext View of the sanctuary at Mecca. Mecca, 17th or 18th century, opaque watercolour, gold, silver and ink on paper, 65 x 48 cm. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation. Courtesy of the Khalili Family Trust 1 of 7

 

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