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( MENAFN – USA Art News) An exhibition of South Asian miniature paintings opening at the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, UK, this autumn (South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now, 7 October-26 January 2024) includes four items from the Royal Collection due to go on public display for the first time. These include an illuminated watercolour from a 15th century manuscript, depicting the ninth-century Saint Rabia al-Adawiyya of Basra, the first female saint in Islam. The show brings together brings more than 180 small-scale works dating from the 16th century, which were prized for their portability and technical skill. The miniatures depict scenes from sacred and secular texts, mythological figures and political narratives. The curators Hammad Nasar and Anthony Spira will also explore how the miniatures ended up in UK collections via acquisitions made by James I in the early 17th century and also through employees […]

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