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Art of the Islamic World: A Resource for Educators

Art of the Islamic World: A Resource for Educators

Ekhtiar, Maryam D. and Claire Moore, ed.
236 pages
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Learn about art and culture of the Islamic world and glean ideas for supporting studies of English language arts, math, science, social studies, world history, and visual arts.

"The Mi'raj or The Night Flight of Muhammad on his Steed Buraq", Folio 3v from a Bustan of Sa`di, Sultan Muhammad Nur  Iranian, Ink, gold, and colors on paper
ca. 1525–35
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment
late 13th–early 14th century
Mihrab (Prayer Niche), Mosaic of polychrome-glazed cut tiles on stonepaste body; set into mortar
dated 755 AH/1354–55 CE
Stand for a Qur'an Manuscript, Zain(?) Hasan Sulaiman Isfahani  Iranian, Wood (teak); carved, painted, and inlaid
dated 761 AH/1360 CE
Mosque Lamp of Amir Qawsun, 'Ali ibn Muhammad al-Barmaki ? Egyptian, Glass, colorless with brown tinge; blown, blown applied foot, enameled and gilded
ca. 1329–35
The Annunciation, Luca Giordano  Italian, Oil on canvas
The Annunciation, Joos van Cleve  Netherlandish, Oil on wood
ca. 1525
Bowl with Arabic Inscription, Earthenware; white slip with black-slip decoration under transparent glaze
10th century
Textile Fragment, Silk; lampas
late 14th–early 15th century
Engraved Lamp Stand with Chevron Pattern, Brass; cast, engraved, and inlaid with black and red pigment
dated 986 AH/1578–79 CE
recto: "Portrait of Prince Danyal", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, Manohar, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
recto: late 16th century; verso: ca. 1500
Calligraphic Galleon, 'Abd al-Qadir Hisari  Turkish, Ink and gold on paper
dated 1180 AH/1766–67 CE
Textile Fragment, Silk; lampas
14th century
Star- and Hexagonal-Tile Panel, Stonepaste; polychrome tiles glazed in turquoise and blue and molded under transparent glaze
late 13th–14th century
Planispheric Astrolabe, Muhammad Zaman al-Munajjim al-Asturlabi  Iranian, Brass and steel; cast and hammered, pierced and engraved
dated 1065 AH/1654–55 CE
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi, `Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi  Iranian, Ink and gold on paper; leather binding
late 15th century
"Preparing Medicine from Honey", from a Dispersed Manuscript of an Arabic Translation of De Materia Medica of Dioscorides, 'Abdullah ibn al-Fadl, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
dated 621 AH/1224 CE
Mortar and Pestle made for Abu Bakr 'Ali Malikzad al-Tabrizi, Bronze; inlaid with silver and black compound
late 12th–early 13th century
Panel from a Rectangular Box, Ivory; carved, inlaid with stone with traces of pigment
10th–early 11th century
Capital with Acanthus Leaves, Marble; carved in relief
10th century
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Ekhtiar, Maryam, and Claire Moore, eds. 2012. Art of the Islamic World: A Resource for Educators. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.