## Aga Khan Meseum

Aga Khan Meseum

2014年9月，阿迦汗博物馆正式开馆，这座博物馆由普利兹克建筑奖获得者、日本建筑师槙文彦（Fumihiko Maki）设计，占地面积约1万平方米。

### The Moon: A Voyage Through Time

The Moon 这个展览利用了灯效，在地面上映射出上弦月、半月、满月的灯光效果，在一开始的时候用巨幅照片给游客展览了月亮的各个形态；并且将从月球上掉落的一小片陨石放在地面，放上透明玻璃罩，利用“站在过月球上”作为噱头，作为一个开头特色亮点。

Astrolabe，又称为星盘，最早来源自希腊，是平面球与窥管的结合。窥管，（希腊语：διόπτρα）是可以追溯到公元前三世纪的传统]天文和测量工具。窥管是一根两端都可以看或是固定的观测管，如果装有量角器，就可以用来测量角度。

### The Permanent Exhibition

This selection of jewelery has been lavishly ornamented using filigree and granulation, displaying the intricate and demanding goldsmithing techniques that showcase the skill and sophistication of craftsmanship during the Fatimid dynasty (973 - 1171).

The gold jewellery of the Fatmids was well-known in its time, and was linked to the luxurious objects of the Byzantine Empire (ca. 330 - 1453), reflecting the importance of the relationship between the two cultures.

From Cairo, the cosmopolitan capital they founded, the Fatimids traded commodities, skills, and ideas across and extensive commercial network that reached from the Mediterranean into Africa and across the Read Sea and the Indian Ocean to China.

Tiraz Textile

Damietta, Egypt, 411 AH/ 1021

Linen, with silk tapestry-woven inscription

This tiraz fragment was made during the reign of Caliph al-Hakim (r. 996 - 1021), the sixth ruler of the Fatimid Dynasty. The fine quality of the weave is an indication that this is a luxury fabric. The bold kufic inscription is tapestry-woven in undyed linen against a blue ground with yellow tendrils floating above the letters.

The fragment is an excellent example that illustrates the historical importance of tiraz textiles. It contains the name of the Caliph, the last year of his reign, as well as the name of the factory, the city, and the date that it was made.

Oliphant

Oliphant: Sicily, Italy, 12th century. Ivory, carved

Mount: England, 17th century. Silver, moulded and engraved

Ivory hunting horns, or oliphants, were made between the mid-eleventh to the thirteenth centuries and are exquisite examples of cultural exchange between Muslim and Christian societies in the Mediterranean world.

The size of this oliphant, its richly carved figurative decoration, and its excellent condition are suggestive of a ceremonial function in courtly societies, associated with the hunt, combat, and banquets.

Iran

circa 1150 - 1500

A distinctive feature of Iranian art in this period is the use of ever more complex patterns, whether in the art of the book or on bronzes. A parallel evolution takes place in Persian literature, which saw the images and metaphors of poetry become richer, even arcane, and the development of "ornate prose" (nasr-e mozayyan).

Painting undergoes a metamorphosis between the 1250s and the 1350s. Archetypal figures, such as those painted in polychromy or in golden ("lustre") colors on thirteenth-century pottery, give way to narrative scenes.

Persian poetry, common on certain categories of thirteenth-century pottery, is systematically used on metal vessels from the mid-fifteenth century on. By contrast, Arabic almost entirely disappeared from objects not destined for shrines or warfare.