31 Jan-1 May 2006. The Museum of Islamic Art Museum fr Islamische Kunst in the south wing of the Pergamon Museum is hosting an exhibition of Persian and Mogul Indian miniature painting entitled Winged Beauty The Discovery of Nature. The first person to document the different species of birds in pictures was the 13th-century scholar al-Qazwini. The theme of winged creatures from nature was to become a favourite in Iranian art, where fantasy birds with exotic plumage as well as butterflies and other insects were often represented in decorative pieces. The exhibition also includes 16th & 17th century miniature images of falcons and wild birds from Northern India, painted during the time of Muslim domination. Admission 8, concessions 4. Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00, Thurs 10.00-22.00.
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Winged Beauty at the Pergamon Museum.
The Pergamon Museum is on the Museum Island Museumsinsel, Lustgarten 10178 Berlin-Mitte. By U-Bahn: U6 (Friedrichstrae). By S-Bahn: S1, S2 (Friedrichstrae); S5, S7, S75, S9 (Hackescher Markt). By tram: M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M2, M4, M5, M6 (Hackes
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