» View of the first diorama and a detail of its construction. In this scene, the Abbasid caliph Harun ar-Rashid is depicted in his bath, surrounded by attendants. Size: 60 x 45 x 55 cm.
» Pictures of the original miniature paintings, which date to the 15th/16th century. (Source: Barry, M. 2004: Figurative Art in Medieval Islam and the Riddle of Bihzād of Herāt (1465–1535), Paris.)
» View of the second diorama and construction details. The scene shows the Sasanian king Bahram Gur and the princess with musicians in the Blue Pavilion. Size: 60 x 45 x 57 cm.
» View of the third diorama and construction details. Scholars study with their master in the court of a mosque in Kashgar. Size: 65 x 45 x 50 cm.
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About the project For the grand reopening of the newly restored National Museum Herat in Afghanistan, three dioramas were requested by the Museum of Islamic Arts, Berlin. They are now integrated into the permanent exhibition in Herat, which houses archaeological and historical exhibits, as well as Islamic manuscripts. The idea was to present the famous miniature […]