Islamic Arts

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Islamic Arts – Tiles

Iznik tile panel from the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, 1571 CE. Source:- Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture.

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Islamic Arts – Silk Fabrics

Panel from the ‘Sitarah’ (door covering) of the Kabah. Black satin silk with silver embroidery, Cairo, Egypt, 19th century. Source:- Khalili Collection. The calligraphy says, “Truly did God fulfil the vision for His Messenger: you shall enter the Sacred Mosque, if God wills, with minds secure.” This text was used from the time of Suleyman the Magnificent.

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Islamic Arts – Metalwork

Vase. Brass, engraved and inlaid with black lac. Mughal India, c.1580 CE. Source:- Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Islamic Arts – Wood

Door. Wood and ivory, Egypt, 1325 CE. Source:- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Islamic Arts – Carved Jade

Writing Set Case. Nephrite jade embellished with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, set in gold. Mughal India, c. 1700CE.