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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
March 14–July 8, 2012
Tombstone of Ism‘ail ibn ‘Abd al-Salam ibn Sawwar
Date: 9th century
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: isl481
Section of an Epigraphic Frieze from the Mosque of Ibn Tulun
Date: ca. 879
Medium: Pinewood
Accession Number: isl1405
Tomb Stele Fragment with Kufic Inscription
Date: 9th century
Medium: Marble
Accession Number: isl1724
Portable Mihrab
Date: 10th century
Medium: Wood
Accession Number: isl455
Inscribed Floor Mat
Date: 10th century
Medium: Plain weave in undyed bast fiber; inscription and decoration in brocading weft; fringe along one edge
Accession Number: isl1608
Hexagonal Pilgrim Jug
Date: late 7th–early 8th century
Medium: Glass, molded
Accession Number: isl1765
Textile Fragment Depicting a Male Figure under an Arch
Date: 11th–12th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome silk and undyed linen on plain weave ground of undyed linen
Accession Number: isl1600
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: late 7th-early 8th century (?)
Medium: Brown ink and pigments on parchment; the back side has been reinked with a black carbon ink; decorative details in red, green, yellow, and white
Accession Number: isl538
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: ca. 700–725
Medium: Brown and black ink and pigments on parchment
Accession Number: isl558
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: late 8th century
Medium: Ink, pigments, and gold leaf on parchment
Accession Number: isl552
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: late 8th century
Medium: Ink, pigments, and gold leaf on parchment
Accession Number: isl537
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: ca. 900-950
Medium: Gold leaf, silver, and ink on parchment colored with indigo
Accession Number: isl501
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: ca. 900-950
Medium: Gold leaf, silver, and ink on parchment colored with indigo
Accession Number: isl548
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Dark brown and black inks, red pigment, and gold leaf on parchment
Accession Number: isl508
Tombstone of Ism‘ail ibn ‘Abd al-Salam ibn Sawwar
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl481
Tomb Stele Fragment with Kufic Inscription
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: isl1724
Portable Mihrab
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: isl455
Inscribed Floor Mat
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: isl1608
Hexagonal Pilgrim Jug
Date: late 7th–early 8th century
Accession Number: isl1765
Textile Fragment Depicting a Male Figure under an Arch
Date: 11th–12th century
Accession Number: isl1600
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: late 7th-early 8th century (?)
Accession Number: isl538
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: ca. 700–725
Accession Number: isl558
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: late 8th century
Accession Number: isl552
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: late 8th century
Accession Number: isl537
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: ca. 900-950
Accession Number: isl501
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: ca. 900-950
Accession Number: isl548
Folio from a Qur'an
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: isl508
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