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The Court of Kayumars On Display

The Aga Khan Museum is pleased to announce the return of The Court of Kayumars, a remarkable painting from the Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp, celebrating the king whose radiant glory (farr) was compared to “a full moon atop a tall cypress tree.” 


The painting hasn’t been displayed since the Museum’s first exhibition in 2014, but is now back for The Moon: A Voyage Through Time — an exhibition exploring the wonder, knowledge, and beauty the moon has inspired through the ages, across the Islamic world and beyond.


To preserve this masterpiece, it is on display inside a custom-made showcase equipped with a light sensor that protects the folio from unnecessary lux accumulations.


The Court of Kayumars will be on view for a limited time in the Museum’s Permanent Collection, starting March 9, 2019. For more information about the painting, please visit:


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