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The David Collection

IMG_7536In the heart of Copenhagen is the David Collection, home to the collection of David Samling. A former townhouse at Kronprinsessegade 30 converted into a museum, the collection showcases a wealth of 18-19th century European Art, Danish Art and an immense collection of Islamic Art.

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Hammershoi

IMG_7554Hammershoi was a Danish artist known for his paintings of the city of Copenhagen. He often painted domestic scenes such as interior doors, windows and homes. Here are two of his pieces from the David Samling Collection in Copenhagen. One depicts two brown roofed homes while the other shows light streaming through an interior window.

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Shahnama

IMG_7594The David Collection in Copenhagen is known for its breath of Islamic Art. In its current exhibition, Shahnama: The Colorful Epic about Iran’s Past, miniatures from this famed poem [known in English as The Book of Kings], is on view. You are encouraged to take a magnifying glass and peer closely at the manuscript pages, allowing you to see intricate details. As you progress through the gallery spaces, the story unfolds, and you become engrossed in finding out more about Iran’s history.

IMG_7562The Slaying of Siyawush // Iran, Shiraz; end of 16th century & later // Leaf: 39 x 25; Frame: 33.8 x 25 cm

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 Kay Khusraw and the Persian Army March to Gudarz’s Rescue // Iran, Lahijan // 1492-1494 // Leaf: 32.4 x 24.5’ Frame: 27.2 x 21.1 cm

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 Bahrain Gur Captures the Khan of Chin // Iran, Shiraz & Turkey, Istanbul? // 1562-1583 // Leaf: 45.5 x 32.7; Frame: 32.8 x 22.7 cm