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An exhibition of artefacts that suggests collaboration is the way forward

The exhibition is supported by curatorial walks, lectures and educational activities

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New Delhi National Museum  |  Persian Gulf  |  British Museum

Ritwik Sharma 

A ceramic cooking pot leaves the Indian subcontinent as part of the travelling paraphernalia of traders headed for the ancient port of Siraf on the Persian Gulf. Its owner is possibly one who, unlike his fellow travellers, didn’t just wait for the monsoon winds to help him sail back home but chose to settle in coastal Iran.

Now, 11 to 14 centuries later, the pot has temporarily shown up at its “native” place. An exhibit brought from the British Museum, London, the cooking pot is one of nearly 200 artefacts on display at an ongoing two-month-long transcontinental ...

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First Published: Fri, May 25 2018. 21:14 IST
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