Heroes and Kings of the Shahnama
Venue: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Website: http://www.cbl.ie Price: FREE Date: Today-April 3rd, 2011 Time: Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm – Saturday, 11am to 5pm -Sunday, 1pm to 5pm
This landmark exhibition marks the millennium of one of the world’s greatest literary epics: the Book of Kings or Shahnama. Myth and history merge in stories of heroes and villains, demons and dragons in this major literary monument of Iranian culture. Most of the 145 paintings in the exhibition, drawn from the Chester Beatty’s own collection, have never been displayed before. The paintings in the exhibition were all produced in Iran and India between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries and are as magnificent as the tales they illustrate. Events Programme: Don’t miss the Chester Beatty Library’s exciting public programme of events including: lectures, guided tours, painting workshops and activities for children– many of which are free.