Exhibition showcases Islamic art through royal gifts

Gifts of the Sultan to showcase Islamic art and culture through gifts that were exchanged in royal courts
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An exhibit at the press preview of 'Gifts of the Sultan: ' at the LACMA, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on June 1, 2011 in Los Angeles, California (AFP/Getty Images)
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The exhibition will be on view from June 5 to September 5, following its presentation in Los Angeles, the show travels to the MFAH in Houston and to the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, next spring 2012 (AFP/Getty Images)
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According to the LACMA website, Gifts of the Sultan is a pan-Islamic exhibition that spans the eighth through nineteenth centuries and includes more than 240 works of art representing a rich variety of media from three continents (AFP/Getty Images)
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The exhibition also will have a small contemporary component with new work by three artists with roots in the Islamic world who have been commissioned to interpret the theme of the exhibition (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: LACMA website)
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Gifts of the Sultan will introduce an American audience to Islamic art and culture with objects of undisputed quality and appeal viewed through the universal lens of gift giving (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: LACMA website)
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The exhibition will be on view from June 5 to September 5
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The exhibition will be on view from June 5 to September 5,(AFP/Getty Images)
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‘Gifts of the Sultan’ will showcase Islamic art and culture through gifts that were exchanged in royal courts (AFP/Getty Images)
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