Simon O’Meara – The Ka’ba of Mecca as Axis and Matrix Mundi

Event Date: 13 February 2020
Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

 

The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Mappa mundi with the ‘Dome of the earth’ (Qubbat al-arḍ) at the centre, the Kaʿba next to it, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria at the perimeter. From an unidentified late medieval or pre-modern Persianate manuscript. Gouache and ink on paper.

Dr Simon O’Meara (SOAS) – The Ka’ba of Mecca as Axis and Matrix Mundi

Introduction by Professor Anthony Stockwell (RAS):

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