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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
March 14–July 8, 2012
Luster-Painted Bowl
Date: 9th-10th century
Medium: Ceramic with monochrome luster decoration over an opaque glaze
Accession Number: isl753
Textile Fragment with Inhabited Vine in an Eight-Pointed Star
Date: 5th–6th century
Medium: Linen, wool
Accession Number: 2002.494.824
Pyxis with Crosses and Vine Scrolls
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory with red paint added later
Accession Number: isl1728
Pyxis with Vine Scrolls and Birds
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory and red, blue, and black paint; beechwood lid, painted and gilded, with rock crystal knob and gilt copper fittings, added later
Accession Number: isl447
Pyxis with Vine Scrolls
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory; metal rim around lid added later
Accession Number: isl448
Plaque Decorated with Vine Scroll, Birds, and a Rabbit
Date: 8th century
Medium: Carved ivory
Accession Number: isl439
Plaque Decorated with Vine Scroll and Animals
Date: 8th century
Medium: Carved ivory
Accession Number: isl457
Plaque Decorated with Vine Scroll Springing from a Vase
Date: 8th century
Medium: Carved bone
Accession Number: isl1709
Plaque Decorated with Stylized Vine Scroll and a Deer
Date: 8th century
Medium: Carved bone
Accession Number: isl469
Plaque Decorated with Vine Scroll and a Bird
Date: 8th century
Medium: Carved ivory
Accession Number: isl470
Plaque Decorated with Leaves
Date: 8th century
Medium: Carved bone
Accession Number: isl474
Plaque Decorated with Stylized Vine Leaves
Date: 8th century
Medium: Carved bone
Accession Number: isl472
Censer Frame with Inhabited Vine Scroll
Date: 6th century
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: 63.150
Censer with Standing Women
Date: 8th century
Medium: Copper alloy, cast in parts, pierced, and engraved
Accession Number: isl347
Eagle Censer
Date: 8th–10th century
Medium: Bronze, cast in parts, pierced, and engraved
Accession Number: isl348
Bucket with a Hunting Scene
Date: 6th century
Medium: Brass, hammered, lathe-turned, chased, and ring-punched; handle cast separately and hammered into shape
Accession Number: isl1761
Bucket with Running Animals
Date: 11th-12th century
Medium: Brass, cast and engraved; handle cast separately and hammered into shape
Accession Number: isl1760
Fragment of a Shawl
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Plain weave in polychrome wool with embroidered inscription in dark blue wool and a row of floral designs in dark blue and purplish wool; fringe along one edge
Accession Number: isl699
Fragment of a Fringed Shawl
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool and linen; fringe along one edge
Accession Number: isl698
Oil Lamp
Date: 6th century
Medium: Red ware
Accession Number: isl1706
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
Luster-Painted Bowl
Date: 9th-10th century
Accession Number: isl753
Textile Fragment with Inhabited Vine in an Eight-Pointed Star
Date: 5th–6th century
Accession Number: 2002.494.824
Pyxis with Crosses and Vine Scrolls
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl1728
Pyxis with Vine Scrolls and Birds
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl447
Pyxis with Vine Scrolls
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl448
Plaque Decorated with Vine Scroll, Birds, and a Rabbit
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl439
Plaque Decorated with Vine Scroll and Animals
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl457
Plaque Decorated with Vine Scroll Springing from a Vase
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl1709
Plaque Decorated with Stylized Vine Scroll and a Deer
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl469
Plaque Decorated with Vine Scroll and a Bird
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl470
Plaque Decorated with Leaves
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl474
Plaque Decorated with Stylized Vine Leaves
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl472
Censer Frame with Inhabited Vine Scroll
Date: 6th century
Accession Number: 63.150
Censer with Standing Women
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl347
Eagle Censer
Date: 8th–10th century
Accession Number: isl348
Bucket with a Hunting Scene
Date: 6th century
Accession Number: isl1761
Bucket with Running Animals
Date: 11th-12th century
Accession Number: isl1760
Fragment of a Shawl
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl699
Fragment of a Fringed Shawl
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl698
Oil Lamp
Date: 6th century
Accession Number: isl1706
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
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