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Masterpieces of Art from the Mughal Period (Falmouth Memorial Library)
October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Camden Conference, in partnership with the Falmouth Memorial Library, will host Marta Ameri for a presentation on Masterpieces of Art from the Mughal Period on Monday, October 30, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Whole Russell Meeting Room. This event is free and open to all.
The Mughals were descendants of the Mongol ruler Babur. They ruled much of South Asia from the 16th to 18th centuries and controlled one of the richest and most powerful Islamic Empires in the world. This lecture will examine the art of the Mughal Empire taking into account the ways in which the Mughals reconciled the tenets of their Islamic faith with the kaleidoscopic nature of the lands they ruled.
Marta Ameri is Associate Professor of Art History at Colby College. Her courses cover the art and architecture of the Ancient, Medieval, and Islamic Worlds. Her research focuses of the role that (stamp and cylinder) seals play as markers of identity and as indicators of intercultural exchange in the Ancient Near East and South Asia. Her current book project examines how the stamp seals of the Ancient Indus Civilization functioned as tools of visual communication.