20 février 2016

Mosque lamp, 1525–40, Ottoman Turkey, Iznik

Mosque lamp, 1525–40, Ottoman Turkey, Iznik. Stonepaste; painted in blue under transparent glaze. H. 6 11/16 in. (17 cm). Max. diam. 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm). Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1959. Accession Number: 59.69.3. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Earthenware ceramics were made in Iznik as early as the second half of the fourteenth century, but it was not until about one hundred years later that this center began to manufacture pottery in stonepaste. The earliest stonepaste ware made in... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2016

Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

India, Bird Pendant, 17th century, gold set with gems, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait. HOUSTON - The Museum’s landmark partnership with the Kuwait-based al-Sabah Collection and the cultural institution Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah continues with an expanded installation of Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Egypt or Syria, Bowl, 1300–1350, brass with inlaid silver, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah,... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2012

Mosque lamp. Egypt, 15th century AD

Mosque lamp. Egypt, 15th century AD. GLS0572. The Khalili collections © 2011 Khalili Family Trust height: 33cm; max diameter: 25cm. Mosque lamp with gilded and enamelled decoration, including blazons of the Mamluk Sultan Barquq and a Qur'anic verse (the opening part of ayat al-nur, or 'Verse of Light'). the Lamp enclosed in Glass’. This is broken by three roundels with the heraldic blazon of Sultan Barquq, the Circassian usurper of the Bahri Mamluk dynasty in 784 AH (1382 AD), in the form of an inscription. The... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2012

'Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts' @ MFAH

India, Shah Jahan Receives the Persian Ambassador, Muhammad 'Ali Beg, folio from the Windsor Padshahnama, c. 1633, ink, colors, and gold on paper, the Royal Collection, Windsor. Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Houston. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), presents Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, a major international loan exhibition which explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant examples of... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2011

'Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts' @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Shah Jahan Receives the Persian Ambassador, Muhammad Ali Beg. Folio from the Windsor Padshahnama, India, c. 1633. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 12 5/8 x 8 5/8. The Royal Collection, Windsor. ©2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, a major international loan exhibition, which explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift giving. Many of the most spectacular and historically significant... [Lire la suite]