Courting to Contract: Love and Marriage in Iran (May 2016)

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This small one room exhibition at the British Museum will explore the traditions associated with love, courtship and marriage in Iran, and some of its neighbouring countries.

In Persian culture, the theme of love permeated literature, art and music for thousands of years, and "Courting to Contract" will include objects, drawings and illustrated manuscript pages which depicting scenes of celebrated romances.

There'll be some illuminated Persian marriage contracts, Babylonian contracts carved onto a clay tablet, and a number of richly embroidered textiles, wedding garments and accessories, dating from the 1500s to the 20th century.

 

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