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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
March 14–July 8, 2012
Oil Lamp
Date: 8th century
Medium: Gray ware
Accession Number: isl1707
Oil Lamp with Greek and Arabic Inscriptions
Date: 8th century
Medium: Red ware
Accession Number: isl798
Oil Lamp
Date: 8th century
Medium: Light red ware
Accession Number: isl783
Oil Lamp
Date: 8th century
Medium: Buff-red ware
Accession Number: isl792
Two Oil Lamps with Arabic Inscriptions
Date: 8th century
Medium: Buff-red ware (IR-1977), Pink ware (IR-2182)
Accession Number: isl793
Oil Lamp with a Cross
Date: 8th century
Medium: Red-ware
Accession Number: isl794
Chalice with Inscription in the Dialect of the Fayyum
Date: 6th–7th century (chalice); Early Islamic period (inscription)
Medium: Silver with gold and gilded silver inlay
Accession Number: isl330
Jug from Dayr 'Ayn 'Abata
Date: 700–800
Medium: Cream ware with roll-on stamp decoration
Accession Number: isl789
Gold Necklace with Pendants
Date: ca. 7th century
Medium: Pendants: gold - sheet; scribed, engraved, chased, punched; wire - beaded; granulation. Tubes: gold - sheet; wire - beaded. Chain: gold - strip (half round).
Accession Number: 17.190.1656
Gold Half Moon-Shaped Earring with Peacocks
Date: late 6th–7th century
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 38.171.1
Pair of Crescent-Shaped Earrings with Peacocks
Date: late 6th-7th century
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl1725
Pair of Earrings with Birds
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Gold wire, granulation, cast details, pearls
Accession Number: isl359
Necklace and Pendant with Aphrodite Anadyomene
Date: 7th century
Medium: Gold, lapis lazuli, garnet ( ? ), and rock crystal
Accession Number: isl345
Figure
Date: 5th–7th century
Medium: Bone; carved and incised
Accession Number: 2001.761.3
Figurine
Date: late 10th–12th century
Medium: Bone, carved; painted with black organic material
Accession Number: isl1734
Figurine
Date: 10th-11th century
Medium: Bone, carved; painted with black organic material
Accession Number: isl1735
Statuette of a Woman Playing Crotales
Date: 500-1000
Medium: Copper-based alloy
Accession Number: isl331
Flask with Dancers
Date: 5th-8th century
Medium: Bronze, cast
Accession Number: isl1731
Fragment of a Wall Hanging with a Musician Playing the Oud
Date: 8th–10th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool and undyed linen
Accession Number: isl689
Relief with an Amphora
Date: 8th century
Medium: Basalt
Accession Number: isl1414
Fragment Carved with a Rosette
Date: mid-8th century
Medium: Limestone, carved
Accession Number: isl1750
Fragment Carved with Vine Scroll and a Vase
Date: mid-8th century
Medium: Limestone, carved
Accession Number: isl1751
Fragment Carved with Vine Scroll and a Triangle Trimmed with Bead-and-Reel Motif
Date: mid-8th century
Medium: Limestone, carved
Accession Number: isl1749
Female Torso
Date: mid-8th century
Medium: Limestone, carved
Accession Number: isl1412
Brazier
Date: 8th century (modern reproduction)
Medium: Iron, bronze, cast
Accession Number: isl368
Triangular Plaque
Date: 8th century
Medium: Ivory, incised
Accession Number: isl785
Pyxis
Date: 8th century
Medium: Ivory, carved, incised, and infilled with red and black pigments
Accession Number: isl784
Part of a Lantern
Date: 8th century
Medium: Steatite, carved and engraved
Accession Number: isl786
Cooking Pot
Date: 8th century
Medium: Steatite, carved and engraved
Accession Number: isl1702
Incense Burner
Date: 8th century
Medium: Cast copper alloy, openwork
Accession Number: isl797
Block Carved with an Arch
Date: ca. 720–724
Medium: Limestone, carved
Accession Number: isl1752
Block Carved with a Fan Pattern
Date: ca. 720–724
Medium: Limestone, carved
Accession Number: isl1754
Block Carved with Acanthus and Palmette
Date: ca. 720–724
Medium: Limestone, carved
Accession Number: isl1753
Censer with a Ram’s Head Handle
Date: 8th century
Medium: Cast copper alloy, engraved and punched
Accession Number: isl385
Censer with Architectural Elements
Date: 8th century
Medium: Basalt
Accession Number: isl790
Jug with Rope Decoration
Date: 8th century
Medium: Copper alloy ( 98.2% Cu, 0.74% Pb ), four parts joined together
Accession Number: isl387
Jug with Loop Handle
Date: first half 8th century
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: isl388
Ewer, Signed by Ibn Yazid
Date: 688/689 or 783/784 or 882/883
Medium: Copper alloy, cast
Accession Number: isl389
Furniture Veneer Panels
Date: first half of the 8th century
Medium: Fragments of thin sheets of ivory (elephantine), now consolidated
Accession Number: isl456
Alabaster Capital
Date: 9th century
Medium: Alabaster
Accession Number: isl494
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
Oil Lamp
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl1707
Oil Lamp with Greek and Arabic Inscriptions
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl798
Oil Lamp
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl783
Oil Lamp
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl792
Two Oil Lamps with Arabic Inscriptions
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl793
Oil Lamp with a Cross
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl794
Chalice with Inscription in the Dialect of the Fayyum
Date: 6th–7th century (chalice); Early Islamic period (inscription)
Accession Number: isl330
Jug from Dayr 'Ayn 'Abata
Date: 700–800
Accession Number: isl789
Gold Necklace with Pendants
Date: ca. 7th century
Accession Number: 17.190.1656
Gold Half Moon-Shaped Earring with Peacocks
Date: late 6th–7th century
Accession Number: 38.171.1
Pair of Crescent-Shaped Earrings with Peacocks
Date: late 6th-7th century
Accession Number: isl1725
Pair of Earrings with Birds
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl359
Necklace and Pendant with Aphrodite Anadyomene
Date: 7th century
Accession Number: isl345
Figure
Date: 5th–7th century
Accession Number: 2001.761.3
Figurine
Date: late 10th–12th century
Accession Number: isl1734
Figurine
Date: 10th-11th century
Accession Number: isl1735
Statuette of a Woman Playing Crotales
Date: 500-1000
Accession Number: isl331
Flask with Dancers
Date: 5th-8th century
Accession Number: isl1731
Fragment of a Wall Hanging with a Musician Playing the Oud
Date: 8th–10th century
Accession Number: isl689
Relief with an Amphora
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl1414
Fragment Carved with a Rosette
Date: mid-8th century
Accession Number: isl1750
Fragment Carved with Vine Scroll and a Vase
Date: mid-8th century
Accession Number: isl1751
Female Torso
Date: mid-8th century
Accession Number: isl1412
Brazier
Date: 8th century (modern reproduction)
Accession Number: isl368
Triangular Plaque
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl785
Pyxis
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl784
Part of a Lantern
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl786
Cooking Pot
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl1702
Incense Burner
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl797
Block Carved with an Arch
Date: ca. 720–724
Accession Number: isl1752
Block Carved with a Fan Pattern
Date: ca. 720–724
Accession Number: isl1754
Block Carved with Acanthus and Palmette
Date: ca. 720–724
Accession Number: isl1753
Censer with a Ram’s Head Handle
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl385
Censer with Architectural Elements
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl790
Jug with Rope Decoration
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl387
Jug with Loop Handle
Date: first half 8th century
Accession Number: isl388
Ewer, Signed by Ibn Yazid
Date: 688/689 or 783/784 or 882/883
Accession Number: isl389
Furniture Veneer Panels
Date: first half of the 8th century
Accession Number: isl456
Alabaster Capital
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl494
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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