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Islamic Art

Visual arts produced since the 7th century CE by people who lived within territories inhabited or ruled by Muslims.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 0600
Page from the Safavid Qur'an manuscript (TIEM 211, f.1b)
Islamic art refers to the visual arts that were produced in the Islamic world, which encompasses a vast geographical area stretching from Spain and North Africa in the west to Central Asia and India in the east. Islamic art is characterized by its focus on religious themes and its emphasis on the representation of spiritual truths. Islamic art is also known for its distinctive aesthetic features, including the use of calligraphy, geometric patterns, and arabesque designs. Islamic art covers a wide range of media, including architecture, painting, calligraphy, ceramics, and textiles.

In the narrowest sense, the arts of the Islamic peoples might be said to include only those arising directly from the practice of Islam. More commonly, however, the term is extended to include all of the arts produced by Muslim peoples, whether connected with their religion or not. In this article, the subject includes the arts created in pre-Islamic times by Arabs and other peoples in Asia Minor and North Africa who eventually adopted the Islamic faith.
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"Black Buck", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

"Black Buck", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

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"Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj", Folio from a Harivamsa (The Legend of Hari (Krishna))

"Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj", F...

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Tile with Floral and Cloud-band Design

Tile with Floral and Cloud-band Design

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A Dervish, 15th century - Public domain dedication image

A Dervish, 15th century - Public domain dedication image

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"King Sal Visits Kala Yavana", Folio from a Harivamsa (Legend of Hari (Krishna))

"King Sal Visits Kala Yavana", Folio from a Harivamsa (Legend of Hari ...

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"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 11r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 11r from a Mantiq al-tair (Languag...

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Basin with Figural Imagery, copper alloy

Basin with Figural Imagery, copper alloy

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Chilins (Chinese Chimerical Creatures) Fighting with a Dragon, Ottoman Empire

Chilins (Chinese Chimerical Creatures) Fighting with a Dragon, Ottoman...

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Page of Calligraphy from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

Page of Calligraphy from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

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Interior of a Courtyard with Figures, India

Interior of a Courtyard with Figures, India

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Floral Brocade, 16th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Floral Brocade, 16th century - Public domain photo of museum object

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"Bahram Gur Advances by Stealth against the Khaqan," Folio 577v  from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

"Bahram Gur Advances by Stealth against the Khaqan," Folio 577v from ...

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"Nushirvan Promulgates His Reforms", Folio 602v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

"Nushirvan Promulgates His Reforms", Folio 602v from the Shahnama (Boo...

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Kalian (water pipe) LACMA M.2002.1.241

Kalian (water pipe) LACMA M.2002.1.241

Wikimedia Commons image page ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kalian_(water_pipe)_LACMA_M.2002.1.241.jpg ) ..Description..Title.Kalian (water pipe)..Description..: Iran, 17th century.: Tools and Equipme... More

Joined Fragments: Velvet Panel with Rows of Flowers

Joined Fragments: Velvet Panel with Rows of Flowers

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Planispheric Astrolabe, copper alloy, Iran, 17th century

Planispheric Astrolabe, copper alloy, Iran, 17th century

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Wood carved mosque doors, said to come from Pajajaran. Talaga, Cirebon distyrict, West Java province, 16th-18th century Indonesia

Wood carved mosque doors, said to come from Pajajaran. Talaga, Cirebon...

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Holzvertäfelung aus der Moschee Lashar zu Kairo

Holzvertäfelung aus der Moschee Lashar zu Kairo

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Stuck Verzierungen aus der Moschee el Mas zu Kairo

Stuck Verzierungen aus der Moschee el Mas zu Kairo

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Mosaik-Wandverzierung in der Moschee Lashar zu Kairo

Mosaik-Wandverzierung in der Moschee Lashar zu Kairo

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1. Verzierung in Stein an dem Portal der Moschee des Hakim zu Kairo,          2. Schrift in Stuck ausgeführt im Inneren der selben Moschee

1. Verzierung in Stein an dem Portal der Moschee des Hakim zu Kairo, ...

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Wandmalereien in der Moschee des Abu Sud i Kierheh bei Kairo

Wandmalereien in der Moschee des Abu Sud i Kierheh bei Kairo

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Moti Masjid: Pearl Mosque in Interior of Fort Agra

Moti Masjid: Pearl Mosque in Interior of Fort Agra

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Mosaiques, détails extérieurs de la mosquée d'Omar Mosaïcs: external details of the mosque of Omar / / Bonfils.

Mosaiques, détails extérieurs de la mosquée d'Omar Mosaïcs: external d...

No. 859. The albumen silver print is a photographic printing process that was widely used in the 19th century. It involves coating paper support with a mixture of egg whites and salt, which creates a glossy s... More

Islamic-style jar with pierced handles, Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company

Islamic-style jar with pierced handles, Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co...

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A mosque, a stop on a tour taken by a participant in the joint Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87.  The US Central Command/Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise is part of BRIGHT STAR'87

A mosque, a stop on a tour taken by a participant in the joint Exercis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHADOW HAWK Country: Jordan (JOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

A mosque tower is highlighted against a blue sky

A mosque tower is highlighted against a blue sky

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Qatar(QAT) Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial view of the Al-Rahman mosque (a.k.a. Saddam Mosque) located in the Al-Mansour District of Baghdad during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Aerial view of the Al-Rahman mosque (a.k.a. Saddam Mosque) located in ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 501st Aviation, 1ST Armored Divi Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Stacy L. Pearsall, USAF Rele... More

A ceiling made of bamboo with a circular design. Architecture decoration islamic arts building.

A ceiling made of bamboo with a circular design. Architecture decorati...

Italian Castles: Free images of castles in Italy, available for commercial use, free download.

Carpet Fragment, 15th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Carpet Fragment, 15th century - Public domain photo of museum object

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Fragment of Dish - Public domain museum image. A piece of pottery with designs on it

Fragment of Dish - Public domain museum image. A piece of pottery with...

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Large Turquoise Jar, Iran, 12th century

Large Turquoise Jar, Iran, 12th century

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Ewer, 13th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Ewer, 13th century - Public domain photo of museum object

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"Ottoman Army Entering a City", Folio from a Divan of Mahmud `Abd al-Baqi

"Ottoman Army Entering a City", Folio from a Divan of Mahmud `Abd al-B...

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An Arms Workshop - Arabic illuminated manuscript

An Arms Workshop - Arabic illuminated manuscript

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Towel, 17th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Towel, 17th century - Public domain photo of museum object

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Sari Border, 17th century, India

Sari Border, 17th century, India

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Carpet with Double-Ended Triple Niche

Carpet with Double-Ended Triple Niche

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Anklet, 17th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

Anklet, 17th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

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Fragment of a Cover - Public domain photo of museum object

Fragment of a Cover - Public domain photo of museum object

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Pen Box and Glass Case - Public domain photo of museum object

Pen Box and Glass Case - Public domain photo of museum object

A painting of a branch of a tree with a butterfly in it, Iran, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Photo of Shahsevan Double Saddle Bag - Public domain dedication

Photo of Shahsevan Double Saddle Bag - Public domain dedication

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Pyxis with Painted Designs - Public domain dedication museum photo

Pyxis with Painted Designs - Public domain dedication museum photo

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Candlestick with Enthronement Scene, copper alloy

Candlestick with Enthronement Scene, copper alloy

A brass vase with a floral motif, Iraq, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mashrabiyya Screen, Egypt, 14th Century CE (AD)

Mashrabiyya Screen, Egypt, 14th Century CE (AD)

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"Surkha Captured by Faramarz is Condemned by Rustam", Folio 204v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

"Surkha Captured by Faramarz is Condemned by Rustam", Folio 204v from ...

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Carpet, 15th century, Iran - Public domain dedication image

Carpet, 15th century, Iran - Public domain dedication image

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Turkish Textile Fragment - Public domain photo of museum object

Turkish Textile Fragment - Public domain photo of museum object

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Plate, 17th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

Plate, 17th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

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Flower-Style Box with Drawers, India

Flower-Style Box with Drawers, India

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Marriage Pendant (Thali), India, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marriage Pendant (Thali), India, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Fragment with a garden scene - Public domain photo of museum object

Fragment with a garden scene - Public domain photo of museum object

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Vanity Box, 18th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Vanity Box, 18th century - Public domain photo of museum object

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Architectural Model Based on the Alhambra

Architectural Model Based on the Alhambra

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Ceramic Mihrab (Prayer Niche) - Public domain photo of museum object

Ceramic Mihrab (Prayer Niche) - Public domain photo of museum object

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"Bizhan Receives an Invitation through Manizha's Nurse", Folio 300v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

"Bizhan Receives an Invitation through Manizha's Nurse", Folio 300v fr...

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Textile Fragment, 17th century, India

Textile Fragment, 17th century, India

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Ewer, Islamic period - Public domain photo of museum object

Ewer, Islamic period - Public domain photo of museum object

A very fine and unusual glass bottle, probably german, Asia, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Syriac Basin, copper alloy, Middle East

Syriac Basin, copper alloy, Middle East

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Photo of Mosque Lamp of Amir Qawsun - Public domain dedication

Photo of Mosque Lamp of Amir Qawsun - Public domain dedication

A large vase with arabic calligraphy on it, Egypt, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Section from a Qur'an Manuscript

Section from a Qur'an Manuscript

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Syriac Bowl, copper alloy, Middle East

Syriac Bowl, copper alloy, Middle East

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Carpet, 16th century, silk - Public domain dedication image

Carpet, 16th century, silk - Public domain dedication image

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Necklace and Pair of Earrings, India

Necklace and Pair of Earrings, India

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Hanging or Prayer Rug - Public domain dedication image

Hanging or Prayer Rug - Public domain dedication image

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Carpet, Egypt, 16th Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Carpet, Egypt, 16th Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Joined Fragments: Velvet Panel with Rows of Flowers

Joined Fragments: Velvet Panel with Rows of Flowers

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Pattern Block, Iran, 12th century

Pattern Block, Iran, 12th century

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Tile from a Frieze - Public domain photo of museum object

Tile from a Frieze - Public domain photo of museum object

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Pear-Shaped Jar - Public domain photo of museum object

Pear-Shaped Jar - Public domain photo of museum object

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Engraved Lamp Stand with a Cylindrical Body

Engraved Lamp Stand with a Cylindrical Body

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Length of Fabric for Clothing, India

Length of Fabric for Clothing, India

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Panel of Nasta'liq Calligraphy, India

Panel of Nasta'liq Calligraphy, India

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Towel End, 18th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Towel End, 18th century - Public domain photo of museum object

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Glass, Camel-Back Bottle, Iran - Public domain photo of museum object

Glass, Camel-Back Bottle, Iran - Public domain photo of museum object

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Carpet, Egypt, 16th Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Carpet, Egypt, 16th Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Sash (Patka), 16th century, India

Sash (Patka), 16th century, India

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Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Languag...

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Brazier of Sultan al-Malik al-Muzaffar Shams al-Din Yusuf ibn 'Umar

Brazier of Sultan al-Malik al-Muzaffar Shams al-Din Yusuf ibn 'Umar

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Coat, 17th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

Coat, 17th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

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Pen Box (Qalamdan) Depicting Shah Isma'il in a Battle against the Uzbeks

Pen Box (Qalamdan) Depicting Shah Isma'il in a Battle against the Uzbe...

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Sari, 17th century, India - Public domain dedication image

Sari, 17th century, India - Public domain dedication image

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Glass, Calligraphy Painting, Iran, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Glass, Calligraphy Painting, Iran, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Ceramic Mosque Lamp, Egypt, 14th Century CE (AD)

Ceramic Mosque Lamp, Egypt, 14th Century CE (AD)

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Panel Comprising Two Loom Widths

Panel Comprising Two Loom Widths

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Pen Box (Qalamdan) Depicting Shah Isma'il in a Battle against the Uzbeks

Pen Box (Qalamdan) Depicting Shah Isma'il in a Battle against the Uzbe...

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Tunic with Dionysian Ornament, Upper Egypt

Tunic with Dionysian Ornament, Upper Egypt

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Khurasan Coin, 9th century, Iran

Khurasan Coin, 9th century, Iran

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Inkwell with Floral and Animal Imagery

Inkwell with Floral and Animal Imagery

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'Polonaise' Carpet, 16th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art

'Polonaise' Carpet, 16th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Carpet, Egypt, 16th Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Carpet, Egypt, 16th Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Prayer Rug with Triple Arch Design

Prayer Rug with Triple Arch Design

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Turkish Banner, 19th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Turkish Banner, 19th century - Public domain photo of museum object

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The 'Nigde' Carpet, Iran - Public domain photo of museum object

The 'Nigde' Carpet, Iran - Public domain photo of museum object

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Carpet, 17th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

Carpet, 17th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

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Hanging, 16th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

Hanging, 16th century, India - Public domain photo of museum object

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Turkish Carpet, 18th century - Public domain photo of museum object

Turkish Carpet, 18th century - Public domain photo of museum object

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Ottoman Court Carpet, Egypt, 15th Century CE (AD)

Ottoman Court Carpet, Egypt, 15th Century CE (AD)

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Carpet with Palm Trees, Ibexes, and Birds

Carpet with Palm Trees, Ibexes, and Birds

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Glass, Calligraphy Painting, Iran, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Glass, Calligraphy Painting, Iran, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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