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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Exhibition Public - Europe & Africa

Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street,
Oxford, United Kingdom
Oct 19, 2017 To Feb 18, 2018


Detail: Exploring Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism, this major exhibition will be the first to look at the art of the five world religions as they spread across continents in the first millennium AD.

On display will be remarkable objects created when the iconography of each religion was still being developed. Art and imagery were central to the spread of these systems of belief, and the visual identity of each religion was formed by encounters and interactions between different faiths and other traditions.

This exhibition will bring to light brand new research from a major project conducted in partnership between the British Museum and University of Oxford, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Phone No.: +44 (0)1865 278000
Site URL: http://www.ashmolean.org/exhibitions/imaginingthedivine



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