Somehow I made it to the V&A today to check out the Propaganda posters and Adventures of Hamza exhibits. Both were worth it.
The Adventures of Hamza included some surprisingly powerful women,. I was particularly impressed with Mihrdukht, who was like a proactive version of the Penelope of Greek myth. It’s weird to see the same ‘woman uses tricks to delay choosing a suitor’ meme in such different story-telling traditions. The Smithsonian Institute also has an online exhibit about Hamza.