An upcoming new exhibition will bring to life medieval chivalric era through objects and artefacts sourced from various locations in the world.
There will be more than 130 items to be displayed including weapons, armors, battle equipment and manuscripts from the 11th to the 16th centuries.
The sources of the objects are wide and diverse, covering parts of the Middle East particularly Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, and the French and Germanic states in Europe.
It offers a unique glimpse into the period with emphasis on the code of chivalry: courage, faith, honor and courtly traditions.
Just some of the exhibit items worth noting (and seeing) at this new exhibition are battle equipment worn by knights and horses, and manuscripts detailing battle strategies of Ottoman, Egyptian and European armies.
Another point of interest is the similarities in knightly traditions in the Islamic and Christian worlds, something that is not often thought of.
Manuel Rabate, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said in a statement: “Our home city has always been a gateway between East and West and is a natural stage for this exploration of a key moment in Arab history and its cross-cultural exchanges with the Western World.
“The many international partners for the show – be it lenders or scientific experts – highlight the importance of this subject within the academic community.”
Serving as curator of the exhibit, which will feature three sections, are Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, Carine Juvin, and Michel Huynh.
Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry between East and West is made possible by the Musee de Cluny, Musee national du Moyen Age in Paris, and Agence France-Muséums.
For more information, visit: louvreabudhabi.ae