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  • Reproduced by permission of the Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, from the Ades Loan Collection.
  • MS no. 1544. Reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.
  • Photograph: SuperStock, Inc.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1939 (39.20). Photograph: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY.
  • Wim Swaan Photograph Collection, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (96.P.21).
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    • 1. The Islamic World Chapter 18
    • 2. Islam
      • Islam is one of the three major world religions
        • Based on the teachings of the prophet Mohammed
      • Traditional Muslim belief stated that the human form should not be represented in art as it would be competing with Allah (God)
    • 3. Pitcher (Spouted Ewer) . Kashan. Early 13th Century. Height 6-4/5". Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    • 4. Pitcher
      • Ceramic arts are highly valued in Islam
      • Potters in Iraq perfected the luster technique
      • This technique gave the finished piece a metallic sheen and was often reserved for nobles and ruler as it was difficult to control
    • 5. Text of the Koran . North Africa or Spain. 11th Century. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    • 6. Text of the Koran
      • Calligraphy is another highly valued type of art
      • It was valued as a way to enhance the beauty of the word of God
    • 7. Court of the Lions, Alhambra . Granada, Spain. 1309–1354. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    • 8. Court of the Lions, Alhambra
      • The royal palace and fort of the Muslim rulers in Granada, Spain
      • Elaborate decoration of the stucco and glazed tile …
      • Just above the the columns is a band of calligraphy the says, “There is no victor except God”
    • 9. Mihrab . Iran. c. 1354. 14th Century. Height: 11'3" (342.9 cm). Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    • 10. Mihrab
      • Persian (Iran)
      • Decorating architecture with decorated tiles was an important step in ceramic art
      • This Mihrab was taken from its original location where it would have pointed the way to Mecca for the worshippers
      • Extremely intricate design work
    • 11. Taj Mahal
      • Taj Mahal - “Crown of the Palace”
      • It is a tomb for the ruler’s (Shah Jahan) wife who died in childbirth
      • Made from the best and most expensive materials
      • Tall, light walls are punctured with pointed arches
      • Bulb shaped dome sometimes called onion domes
    • 12. Taj Mahal . Agra, India. 1632–1648. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.

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