Malay Magic and Divination Manuscripts

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, 50 and above, Educators/Parents
  • Category: Arts, Heritage, Singapore & S.E.A, Other Happenings
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Sat, 2 Dec, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (GMT+8)

National Library

Level 5 - Possibility Room

100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore 188064


  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults, 50 and above, Educators/Parents

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Malay manuscripts on magic and divination contain fascinating and diverse images. These include illustrations of spirits, human beings and animals, as well as diagrams and talismanic designs for protetion, healing and sorcery. 

Join Dr Farouk Yahya as he explores the intriguing images found in these books. 

This talk is held in conjuction with the exhibition Tales of the malay World: Manuscripts and Early Books. 


About the speaker
Dr Farouk Yahya is the Leverhulme Research Assistant (Islamic Art and Culture) at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. His research intererest include illustrated and illuminated mansucripts of Southeast Asia, particularly those relating to magic and divination. 
 

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