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Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry Between East and West

Louvre Abu Dhabi

19 Feb - 30 May 2020

In both the Islamic East and the Christian West during the Middle Ages, the art of horsemanship gave rise to a distinct social class of knights. With art, weaponry and manuscripts, this show considers the links between different cultures. Find out more from the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s website. 

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Armour for knight and horse (16th–17th century), Turkey. Photo: Thierry Ollivier; © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

Kitāb al-makhzūn jāmiʿal-funūn (Treasury of the Various Arts) (1470), Egypt.

Kitab al-makhzun jamiʿal-funun (Treasury of the Various Arts) (1470), Egypt. Photo: © Bibliothèque nationale de France

Sword of a duke of Milan (second half of 15th century), Italy.

Sword of a duke of Milan (second half of 15th century), Italy. Photo: Jean-Gilles Berizzi; © RMN-Grand Palais (musée de Cluny – musée national du Moyen-Âge)

Helmet (c. 1450–1500), Iraq, Turkey, or Caucasus. Photo: Thierry Ollivier; © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

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