The Art of Chivalry in Mughal India
with Curator Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip


The Art of Chivalry in Mughal India
with Curator Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip

Date: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 01:00PM
Price: Free with Museum admission

In the Mughal courts, it was essential that a ruler display nobility, mightiness, and courage, or in other words — chivalry. This is reflected in the art of the era where, for instance, hunting scenes represented a means to validate the Emperor’s sovereignty and strength. Using vivid and lively paintings and jewels from Emperors & Jewels: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, exhibition co-curator Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip takes you on a visual journey through portraiture, weaponry, and princely adornments, building a complete picture of the chivalrous ruler.



Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip is Curator at the Aga Khan Museum. She studied Art History and Classical Archaeology, Turcology, and Museums Management. She holds a Doctorate in Islamic Art History from Freie Universität Berlin. Before joining the Museum, she worked as Curator at the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin. She has also served as Senior Fellow at the Excellence Cluster TOPOI, and as Research Fellow at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut.


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