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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
March 14–July 8, 2012
Luster-Painted Flask
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Glass, bluish; free blown; dark brown and silver stains; tooled on pontil
Accession Number: isl770
Ewer
Date: 9th century
Medium: Bronze, cast
Accession Number: isl1768
Footed Bowl
Date: 8th century
Medium: Ceramic, earthenware; molded with applied decoration and glazed
Accession Number: isl1741
Luster-Painted Bottle
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Glass, yellowish; gold and silver foil; blue enamel; facet-cut neck
Accession Number: isl707
Fragment of a Wall Hanging with Floral Decoration
Date: 9th-10th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool and undyed cotton
Accession Number: isl1772
Pair of Doors with Carved Decoration
Date: second half of the 8th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: isl1710
Fragment of a Frieze with Winged Pinecones and Palmettes
Date: 8th-9th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: isl1739
Section from a Piece of Furniture
Date: late 9th century
Medium: Carved and incised wood
Accession Number: isl454
Fragment of a Panel with Disk Design
Date: 9th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: isl476
Door Panel with Lotus and Palmettes
Date: 9th century
Medium: Wood, carved
Accession Number: isl475
Luster-Painted Bowl
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Earthenware, painted in luster over an opaque white glaze
Accession Number: isl1767
Fragment of Wall Hanging with Eagle
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool and undyed linen
Accession Number: isl692
Fragment of a Mat Fan or Fly Whisk with Quadrupeds
Date: 10th century
Medium: Strips of date palm, woven
Accession Number: isl1607
Three Fragments of a Tiraz Inscribed with the Name of the Caliph Marwan
Date: 8th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill weave (samit) in polychrome silk; inscription embroidered in yellow silk in Ifriqiya (modern Tunisia)
Accession Number: isl1650
Inscribed Fragments of the So-Called Marwan Tiraz
Date: 8th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill weave (samit) in polychrome silk; inscription embroidered in yellow silk in Ifriqiya (modern Tunisia)
Accession Number: isl1649
Fragment of the So-Called Marwan Tiraz
Date: 8th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill weave (samit) in polychrome silk; inscription embroidered in yellow silk in Ifriqiya (modern Tunisia)
Accession Number: isl1657
Luster-Painted Cup
Date: 786/787
Medium: Bluish colorless glass, with dark brown and yellow stains; free blown and stained, tooled on the pontil
Accession Number: isl769
Dish with Molded Kufic Inscription
Date: 9th century
Medium: Yellow- and green-glazed ceramic with molded decoration
Accession Number: isl1766
Fragment from a Turban with a Tiraz Inscription
Date: late 10th century
Medium: Plain weave in blue linen with inscription in golden yellow silk thread
Accession Number: isl666
Inscribed Marble Panel
Date: 9th century
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: isl480
Luster-Painted Flask
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl770
Ewer
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl1768
Footed Bowl
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl1741
Luster-Painted Bottle
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl707
Fragment of a Wall Hanging with Floral Decoration
Date: 9th-10th century
Accession Number: isl1772
Pair of Doors with Carved Decoration
Date: second half of the 8th century
Accession Number: isl1710
Fragment of a Frieze with Winged Pinecones and Palmettes
Date: 8th-9th century
Accession Number: isl1739
Section from a Piece of Furniture
Date: late 9th century
Accession Number: isl454
Fragment of a Panel with Disk Design
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl476
Door Panel with Lotus and Palmettes
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl475
Luster-Painted Bowl
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl1767
Fragment of Wall Hanging with Eagle
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl692
Fragment of a Mat Fan or Fly Whisk with Quadrupeds
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: isl1607
Inscribed Fragments of the So-Called Marwan Tiraz
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl1649
Fragment of the So-Called Marwan Tiraz
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl1657
Luster-Painted Cup
Date: 786/787
Accession Number: isl769
Dish with Molded Kufic Inscription
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl1766
Fragment from a Turban with a Tiraz Inscription
Date: late 10th century
Accession Number: isl666
Inscribed Marble Panel
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl480
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