14 janvier 2022

Social Fabrics: Inscribed Textiles from Medieval Egyptian Tombs at Harvard University

Cushion cover with tiraz inscription, Egypt, early 9th century. Wool and linen: tapestry weave. Cleveland Museum of Art, J. H. Wade Fund, 1959.48, TL42343.6. © Cleveland Museum of Art. Discover what textiles made and worn in medieval Egypt tell us about connection and belonging in a diversifying world. From swaddling newborns to enshrouding the deceased, woven fabrics touch nearly every aspect of human existence. The textiles in this exhibition are particularly meaningful, for they tell a bigger story about political and... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2020

The First Islamic Coin Leads Bonhams Islamic and Indian Sale

Lot 44. An Umayyad Gold Dinar from the reign of 'Abd al-Malik (AD 685-705), probably Damascus, dated AH 77/AD 696-697, with three lines of inscription in kufic surrounded by a band of inscription in kufic to each side, anonymous, no mint, in NGC holder graded AU53 (About Uncirculated);20 mm. approx.; 4.29 g. Estimate £ 100,000 - 150,000 (€ 110,000 - 170,000). Courtesy Bonhams. LONDON - Bonhams is to offer Islamic coins for the first time as part of the... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

'Wondrous Worlds' exhibition showcases the long history and rich diversity of Islamic art

Double Portrait of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) and Empress Mumtaz (1593-1631), India, late 19th century, Colors and gold on ivory, Bequest of J. Ackerman Coles, 1926, Collection of the Newark Museum 26.1133. HOUSTON, TX.- Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from Asia, Africa, the United States, and Europe, Asia Society Texas Center’s exhibition, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place, showcases the global history and breadth of Islamic art. The exhibition opened September... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2016

Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery Presents First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur'ans

 Qur’an. Calligrapher: Ali b. Mahmud al-Havavi; Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, January 15, 1516; Ink, color, and gold on paper; Each page 41 × 29cm; Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, TIEM 232. Photo Hadiye Cangokce / Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts The first major exhibition of Qur'ans (Korans) in the U.S., "The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts," will open at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Oct. 15 and continue through Feb. 20,... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2016

Newark Museum exhibition showcases extraordinary holdings of Islamic art

Bowl with Birds, Ibex, Floral, Calligraphic and Geometric Motifs, Nishapur, Iran, 9th-10th century, Abbasid Period (750-1258). Buff clay body with dark brown slip and yellow, green and clear glazes. Newark Museum. Purchase 1970 John O’Neill Fund 70.16. NEWARK, NJ.- Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from its diverse collections—Asian, African, American and the decorative arts of Europe—the Newark Museum’s winter 2016 feature exhibition will showcase the history and breadth of Islamic art. More... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2013

Bowl, Iraq, 9th century, Abbasid period

Bowl, Iraq, 9th century, Abbasid period. earthenware painted over glaze. H: 5.7 W: 20.8 D: 20.8 cm. Museum Code: F2000.2. Freer and the Sackler (Smithsonian) Museums. Among the earliest surviving works of art decorated with writing are a group of ceramic vessels, produced in Iraq and Iran under the rule of the powerful Abbasid dynasty (749–1258). Inspired by the whiteness and purity of the much admired, imported Chinese porcelain, Muslim potters created their own “white ware” by covering their buff-colored... [Lire la suite]
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