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Birds die in Galilee

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  • Title (object)

    • Birds die in Galilee
  • Description

    Unbound hand-made artist's book; China ink, watercolour and monoprint on 30 folded sheets of paper. Inscription and illustration of the poem 'Birds die in Galilee' by Mahmoud Darwish. Each of the 30 pages consists of 3 sections: 2 outer leaves, one of which has the verse of poetry, and an inner page with a separate monoprint.


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  • Date

    • 2001
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25.5 centimetres (closed book)
    • Width: 22 centimetres (closed book)
  • Bibliography

    • Porter 2006 27 bibliographic details
    • Porter 2006 27a bibliographic details
    • Porter 2006 27b bibliographic details
    • Porter 2006 27c bibliographic details
    • Porter 2006 27d bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

            2014/15 1 Oct- 1 Mar, The British Museum, 'Poetry & Exile'
    2008 7 Feb-30 Apr, Dubai International Finance Centre, Word into Art, cat.31a-d
    2006 18 May-2 Sept, London, BM, Word into Art, cat.27a-d

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Birds die in Galilee, poetry of Mahmoud Darwish
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  • Department

    Middle East

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