The Legacy of Genghis Khan
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Exhibition Catalog
Edited by Linda Komaroff and Stefano Carboni
2002, 336 pages, 280 illustrations (200 in full color), 9 1/4 x 12"

This publication features more than two hundred outstanding objects exemplifying the art of this period. Eight distinguished scholars in the field present the historical and political background of the Ilkhanid era and address such subjects as manuscript illustration, religious art, and the transmission of design motifs across Asia.

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 Website Links
To learn about the travels of Marco Polo:
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/Marco/index.html

To learn more about LACMA’s collection of Islamic art:
http://www.lacma.org/islamic_art/islamic.htm

For more information on Islamic art or the Mongols:
http://www.friesian.com/mongol.htm
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/2532/
http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/silkroad/exhibit/index.shtml
http://www.kiku.com/electric_samurai/virtual_mongol/
http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/islamic_art/islamicart.html
 

 Travel
A trip to Mongolia with LACMA’s curator of Islamic art was organized in 2003 by the museum’s Ancient Art Council click here.

 Map
Map of the Mongol Empire
For a printable version of this map, download Resource Guide for Teachers PDF below.
 

 Resource Guide for Teachers
A resource guide that relates aspects of the exhibition to the sixth-grade Social-Science curriculum is available. The guide includes images and information on four works of art along with discussion questions and a suggested art activity. Also included are a map, a genealogy, and a glossary of selected terms. [You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this PDF file (Portable Document Format). You can download a free version of Acrobat here.]

Resource Guide for Teachers [814K filesize]

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