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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
March 14–July 8, 2012
Selected Artworks (91-180 of 253 Results)
Mosaic Depciting Nikopolis Set over an Altered Animal
Date: 719–720 and later
Medium: Stone tesserae
Accession Number: isl204
Sacra Parallela
Date: 9th century
Medium: Black, red, and brown ink on parchment; 394 folios
Accession Number: isl107
"Treatise on the Veneration of the Holy Icons" by Theodore Abu Qurrah
Date: 877
Medium: Ink and pigments on parchment; 238 folios
Accession Number: isl559
Letter in Greek Concerning Purchase of Wool
Date: 6th century
Medium: Black ink on papyrus
Accession Number: isl575
Letter in Arabic Concerning Trade along the Nile
Date: 735
Medium: Black ink on papyrus
Accession Number: isl569
Follis of Phocas (Focas)
Date: 609/610
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl800
12 Nummi of Focas
Date: 602–608
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl802
Cast 12 Nummi of Egyptian Type
Date: 7th century
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl801
Follis of Heraclius
Date: 613/614
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl805
Follis of Heraclius
Date: 612/613
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl806
Follis of Persian Occupation
Date: 622/623
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl807
Countermarked Follis of Heraclius
Date: 633–636
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl808
Imitation of Heraclius Follis of Cyprus
Date: 638-645
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl809
Follis of Constans II
Date: 642/643
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl810
Imitation of Follis of Constans II
Date: ca. 647–670
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl811
Anonymous Follis, Byzantine Type, but without Crosses
Date: ca. 650-670
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl812
Anonymous Fals with Arabic Legend
Date: ca. 647–658
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl813
Anonymous Fals with Arabic Legend
Date: 647–658
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl814
Solidus of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine
Date: 629–631
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 04.2.821
Imitative Solidus of Byzantine Type
Date: ca. 660
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl300
Solidus of Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Heraclonas
Date: 638–641
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 04.2.822
Greek Fals of Damascus
Date: ca. 660–680
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl815
Bilingual Fals of Tiberias
Date: ca. 660–680
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl816
Greek Fals of Gerasa
Date: ca. 660–680
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl817
Fals with Arabic Inscriptions, M reverse
Date: ca. 685–688
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl818
Dinar of Byzantine Type with Arabic Inscriptions
Date: ca. 685–694
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl825
Sasanian Drachma of Khusrau II
Date: 624/625
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: TR.317.2011
Dirham of Sasanian Type
Date: 693/694
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: isl826
Dinar of Arab Type
Date: 694/695
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl827
Dinar of Arab Type
Date: 696/697
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl837
Sasanian-style Dirham with Arab Image
Date: 694/695
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: isl828
Fals of Jerusalem
Date: ca. 692–697
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl819
Fals of Amman
Date: ca. 692–697
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl820
Solidus of Heraclius's Revolt
Date: 609/610
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl803
12 Nummi of Heraclius
Date: 613–618
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl804
12 Nummi of Byzantine Style
Date: ca. 642–670
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl821
12 Nummi of Governor ‘Abd al-Aziz
Date: ca. 685–700
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl822
Anomalous Bronze Coin
Date: 7th century
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl823
Anonymous Aniconic Dinar
Date: 698/699
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: isl835
Anonymous Aniconic Dirham
Date: 699/700
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: isl830
Anonymous Aniconic Fals
Date: ca. 698-705
Medium: Copper
Accession Number: isl824
Storage Vessel with Applied Decoration
Date: 8th century
Medium: Cream ware, red paint
Accession Number: isl788
Steelyard
Date: 9th-10th century
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: isl360
Counterweight with Vegetal Decoration
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: isl1711
Eight Bronze Weights
Date: 750-1050
Medium: Bronze, molded and punch-marked
Accession Number: isl386
Pattern Sheet with Diaper Design
Date: 5th–6th century
Medium: Black ink and light yellow, dark yellow, pink, blue, and white paint on light brown papyrus
Accession Number: isl564
Guilloche Lattice with Pinecone (?)
Date: 7th–9th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in red, black, and blue silk
Accession Number: 2002.239.27
Lattice-Patterned Silk
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Plain-weave ground in undyed linen with pattern in brocading weft in polychrome silk
Accession Number: isl1627
Lid of an Incense Burner
Date: 8th century
Medium: Leaded bronze, cast, pierced, and engraved
Accession Number: isl791
Annunciation
Date: 8th-9th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk
Accession Number: isl642
Silk with "Samson" and the Lion
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk
Accession Number: isl637
Silk with "Samson" and a Lion
Date: 7th–9th century
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk
Accession Number: isl671
Fragment of a Band with Noble Equestrian and Soldier, Inscribed “Joseph” in Greek or Coptic
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in blue-violet and beige silk
Accession Number: isl1651
Fragment of a Band with Noble Equestrian and Soldier, Inscribed “Zacharaiou” in Greek
Date: 7th-9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in reddish purple and beige silk
Accession Number: isl1656
Roundel with Amazons
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in blue-violet and beige silk
Accession Number: isl670
Roundel with Amazons and a Cross
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in green, beige, and brownish silk
Accession Number: 1987.442.5
Fragment of a Band with Harvesters (?)
Date: 7th-9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in yellow and green silk
Accession Number: isl601
Fragments of a Band with Harvesters (?)
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Medium: Weft-faced compound twill ( samit ) in yellow and green silk
Accession Number: isl1654
Ostrakon with a Letter from Frange to Enoch
Date: 580–640
Medium: Pottery fragment with ink inscription
Accession Number: 14.1.157
Ostrakon
Date: 580–640
Medium: Pottery fragment with ink inscription
Accession Number: 14.1.158
Pattern Sheet with Scattered Design
Date: 5th-6th century
Medium: Dark brown ink with yellow, red, blue, and black paint on papyrus
Accession Number: isl565
Receipt for Garments
Date: 5th-6th century
Medium: Black ink on papyrus
Accession Number: isl576
Order for Veils or Handkerchiefs
Date: 8th century
Medium: Black ink on papyrus
Accession Number: isl568
Fragments of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Elaborate Dress
Date: 5th–7th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool
Accession Number: isl1623
Fragment of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Elaborate Dress
Date: 4th–6th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool
Accession Number: isl1652
Tunic with Mythological Motifs
Date: 5th-7th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool on plain-weave ground of yellowish wool; fringe in yellowish, purple-coloured, and nearly black wool along lower edges
Accession Number: isl1648
Persian-Style Riding Coat
Date: 443–637 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Medium: Plain weave in blue-green sheep’s wool and cashmere; applied borders in tablet weave of polychrome wool and undyed linen; patches of fabric in plain weave of undyed linen to reinforce armpits and hemline
Accession Number: isl1653
Fragment of a Band with a Hare
Date: 5th–7th century
Medium: Linen, wool
Accession Number: 2002.239.14
Flask with Green Cameo Decoration
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Translucent glass with green glass overlays, relief cut, incised
Accession Number: isl708
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
Mosaic Depciting Nikopolis Set over an Altered Animal
Date: 719–720 and later
Accession Number: isl204
Sacra Parallela
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl107
Letter in Greek Concerning Purchase of Wool
Date: 6th century
Accession Number: isl575
Letter in Arabic Concerning Trade along the Nile
Date: 735
Accession Number: isl569
Follis of Phocas (Focas)
Date: 609/610
Accession Number: isl800
12 Nummi of Focas
Date: 602–608
Accession Number: isl802
Cast 12 Nummi of Egyptian Type
Date: 7th century
Accession Number: isl801
Follis of Heraclius
Date: 613/614
Accession Number: isl805
Follis of Heraclius
Date: 612/613
Accession Number: isl806
Follis of Persian Occupation
Date: 622/623
Accession Number: isl807
Countermarked Follis of Heraclius
Date: 633–636
Accession Number: isl808
Imitation of Heraclius Follis of Cyprus
Date: 638-645
Accession Number: isl809
Follis of Constans II
Date: 642/643
Accession Number: isl810
Imitation of Follis of Constans II
Date: ca. 647–670
Accession Number: isl811
Anonymous Follis, Byzantine Type, but without Crosses
Date: ca. 650-670
Accession Number: isl812
Anonymous Fals with Arabic Legend
Date: ca. 647–658
Accession Number: isl813
Anonymous Fals with Arabic Legend
Date: 647–658
Accession Number: isl814
Solidus of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine
Date: 629–631
Accession Number: 04.2.821
Imitative Solidus of Byzantine Type
Date: ca. 660
Accession Number: isl300
Solidus of Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Heraclonas
Date: 638–641
Accession Number: 04.2.822
Greek Fals of Damascus
Date: ca. 660–680
Accession Number: isl815
Bilingual Fals of Tiberias
Date: ca. 660–680
Accession Number: isl816
Greek Fals of Gerasa
Date: ca. 660–680
Accession Number: isl817
Fals with Arabic Inscriptions, M reverse
Date: ca. 685–688
Accession Number: isl818
Dinar of Byzantine Type with Arabic Inscriptions
Date: ca. 685–694
Accession Number: isl825
Sasanian Drachma of Khusrau II
Date: 624/625
Accession Number: TR.317.2011
Dirham of Sasanian Type
Date: 693/694
Accession Number: isl826
Dinar of Arab Type
Date: 694/695
Accession Number: isl827
Dinar of Arab Type
Date: 696/697
Accession Number: isl837
Sasanian-style Dirham with Arab Image
Date: 694/695
Accession Number: isl828
Fals of Jerusalem
Date: ca. 692–697
Accession Number: isl819
Fals of Amman
Date: ca. 692–697
Accession Number: isl820
Solidus of Heraclius's Revolt
Date: 609/610
Accession Number: isl803
12 Nummi of Heraclius
Date: 613–618
Accession Number: isl804
12 Nummi of Byzantine Style
Date: ca. 642–670
Accession Number: isl821
12 Nummi of Governor ‘Abd al-Aziz
Date: ca. 685–700
Accession Number: isl822
Anomalous Bronze Coin
Date: 7th century
Accession Number: isl823
Anonymous Aniconic Dinar
Date: 698/699
Accession Number: isl835
Anonymous Aniconic Dirham
Date: 699/700
Accession Number: isl830
Anonymous Aniconic Fals
Date: ca. 698-705
Accession Number: isl824
Storage Vessel with Applied Decoration
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl788
Steelyard
Date: 9th-10th century
Accession Number: isl360
Counterweight with Vegetal Decoration
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl1711
Eight Bronze Weights
Date: 750-1050
Accession Number: isl386
Pattern Sheet with Diaper Design
Date: 5th–6th century
Accession Number: isl564
Guilloche Lattice with Pinecone (?)
Date: 7th–9th century
Accession Number: 2002.239.27
Lattice-Patterned Silk
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Accession Number: isl1627
Lid of an Incense Burner
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl791
Annunciation
Date: 8th-9th century
Accession Number: isl642
Silk with "Samson" and the Lion
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: isl637
Silk with "Samson" and a Lion
Date: 7th–9th century
Accession Number: isl671
Roundel with Amazons
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Accession Number: isl670
Roundel with Amazons and a Cross
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Accession Number: 1987.442.5
Fragment of a Band with Harvesters (?)
Date: 7th-9th century (?)
Accession Number: isl601
Fragments of a Band with Harvesters (?)
Date: 7th–9th century (?)
Accession Number: isl1654
Ostrakon with a Letter from Frange to Enoch
Date: 580–640
Accession Number: 14.1.157
Ostrakon
Date: 580–640
Accession Number: 14.1.158
Pattern Sheet with Scattered Design
Date: 5th-6th century
Accession Number: isl565
Receipt for Garments
Date: 5th-6th century
Accession Number: isl576
Order for Veils or Handkerchiefs
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl568
Fragments of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Elaborate Dress
Date: 5th–7th century
Accession Number: isl1623
Fragment of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Elaborate Dress
Date: 4th–6th century
Accession Number: isl1652
Tunic with Mythological Motifs
Date: 5th-7th century
Accession Number: isl1648
Persian-Style Riding Coat
Date: 443–637 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Accession Number: isl1653
Fragment of a Band with a Hare
Date: 5th–7th century
Accession Number: 2002.239.14
Flask with Green Cameo Decoration
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl708
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
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