RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 773024953 LA English T1 The art of Hajj A1 Porter, Venetia., British Museum., PB Interlink Books PP Northampton, Mass. YR 2012 SN 9781566568845 1566568846 AB The annual ritual pilgrimage to Makkah was established by the Prophet Muhammad in the last year of his life (AD 632). Over the following centuries the experience and importance of Hajj have been evocatively documented in countless ways. Highlighting the pilgrims' journey across time, the sacred rituals of Hajj, and the city of Makkah itself, this beautiful little book features illuminated manuscripts, wall paintings and photographs, as well as calligraphy, textiles, scientific instruments, decorative tiles, maps, ceramics, metalwork and powerful works by contemporary artists. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the British Museum, from 26 January to 15 April 2012.