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The term “Islamic art” encompasses the entire realm of artistic production in those lands where, from the 7th century onward, the Muslim religion took hold. Islamic art includes not only objects used in the service of religion but also those created for the courts of the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as articles used in everyday life, over a territory that at its height stretched from present-day Spain and North Africa westward to India. The museum’s holdings reflect the cultural diversity and geographical range of Islamic cultures.

Islamic achievements in all artistic media are represented at the Walters. Among the highlights are a 7th-century carved and hammered silver bowl from Iran that demonstrates the continuation of Sassanian traditions in early Muslim Persia; a 13th-century candlestick made of copper, silver, and gold from Mamluk Egypt; 16th-century mausoleum doors decorated with intricate wood carvings in a radiating star pattern; a delicate 17th-century silk sash from Moghul India; and a 17th-century Turkish tile with an image of the Great Mosque of Mecca.


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"Mihrab" Plaque
"Mihrab" Plaque Title
1276-1277 (Medieval) Period
48.1310 Accession
persianportals Tags
"Turban" Helmet
"Turban" Helmet Title
16th century Period
51.72 Accession
Abridgment of the Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Abridgment of the Book of Kings (Shahnama) Title
13th century AH/AD 19th century Period
W.597 Accession
book, islamic Tags
Akbar Shah II Riding on an Elephant
Akbar Shah II Riding on an Elephant Title
ca. 1820 Period
35.95 Accession
Album of Indian Miniatures and Persian Calligraphy
Album of Indian Miniatures and Persian Calligraphy Title
late 12th century AH/AD 18th century-13th century AH/AD 19th century (Rajput) Period
W.669 Accession
erotic indian miniatures and persian calligraphy Tags
Album of Ottoman Calligraphy
Album of Ottoman Calligraphy Title
10th century AH/AD 16th century-12th century AH/AD 18th century (Ottoman) Period
W.672 Accession
Album of Persian and Indian Calligraphy and Paintings
Album of Persian and Indian Calligraphy and Paintings Title
late 10th century AH/AD 16th century-13th century AH/AD 19th century (Mughal; Safavid; Qajar) Period
W.668 Accession
Album of Persian and Indian Calligraphy, Miniatures, and Prints
Album of Persian and Indian Calligraphy, Miniatures, and Prints Title
10th century AH/AD 16th century-13th century AH/AD 19th century (Mughal; Qajar; Zand) Period
W.670 Accession
bhr Tags
Album of Persian and Indian Miniatures, Calligraphy, and European Engravings
Album of Persian and Indian Miniatures, Calligraphy, and European Engravings Title
11th century AH/AD 17th century-13th century AH/AD 19th century (Mughal; Safavid; Qajar; Zand; Deccan) Period
W.771 Accession
erotic, turban, portrait, bullets Tags
Album of Persian Calligraphy
Album of Persian Calligraphy Title
11th century AH/AD 17th century Period
W.673 Accession
Album of Persian Miniatures and Calligraphy
Album of Persian Miniatures and Calligraphy Title
10th century AH/AD 16th century-14th century AH/AD 20th century Period
W.671 Accession
hatt Tags
Amplified Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad
Amplified Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad Title
767 AH/AD 1366 Period
W.581 Accession
Anthology of Persian Poetry
Anthology of Persian Poetry Title
1105 AH/AD 1693 (Safavid) Period
W.653 Accession
Anthology of Persian Poetry
Anthology of Persian Poetry Title
early 13th century AH/AD 19th century (Qajar) Period
W.655 Accession
Anthology of Persian Poetry
Anthology of Persian Poetry Title
12th century AH/AD 18th century Period
W.654 Accession
Archer's Thumb Ring
Archer's Thumb Ring Title
17th century (Early Modern) Period
42.1471 Accession
Arm Rest
Arm Rest Title
17th-18th century (Early Modern) Period
57.1577 Accession
Basin
Basin Title
13th century (Medieval) Period
54.526 Accession
Basin
Basin Title
early-mid 15th century (late Medieval) Period
48.1013 Accession
Beaker
Beaker Title
ca. 1260 (Crusader) Period
47.17 Accession
Beaker
Beaker Title
ca. 1260 (Crusader) Period
47.18 Accession
Betel or Paan Box with Inscription and Floral Scrolls
Betel or Paan Box with Inscription and Floral Scrolls Title
19th century (British Raj) Period
53.153 Accession
Body Armor
Body Armor Title
16th century (Early Modern) Period
51.419 Accession
krug Tags
Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Book of Kings (Shahnama) Title
Manuscript: 1028 AH/AD 1618-1619; Illustrations: 13th century AH/AD 19th century (Safavid) Period
W.601 Accession
Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Book of Kings (Shahnama) Title
1028 AH/AD 1618-1619 (Qajar) Period
W.602 Accession
combat Tags
Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Book of Kings (Shahnama) Title
10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid) Period
W.600 Accession
Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Book of Kings (Shahnama) Title
11th century AH/AD 17th century-13th century AH/AD 19th century (Qajar-Safavid) Period
W.603 Accession
Book on Horses
Book on Horses Title
1271 AH/AD 1854-1855 (Ottoman) Period
W.661 Accession
Book on Logic
Book on Logic Title
918 AH/AD 1512 (Ottoman) Period
W.591 Accession
Book on Navigation
Book on Navigation Title
late 11th century AH/AD 17th century-early 12th century AH/AD 18th century (Ottoman) Period
W.658 Accession
sicily, rhodes, pasman, otranto, sea, mediterranean, marseille, grenada, ancona, cairo, messina, zadar, sardinia, catanzaro, trieste, ferrara, genoa, libya, ottoman, portugal, granada, kurdistan, lemnos, iskenderun, genicke, kalymnos, romanius Tags
Bottle
Bottle Title
13th century (Medieval) Period
47.9 Accession
Bowl
Bowl Title
18th century (Early Modern) Period
57.791 Accession
bowl, eagle, fish, birds, animals, silver Tags
Bowl
Bowl Title
14th century (Medieval) Period
54.455 Accession
Bowl
Bowl Title
ca. 1725-1750 (Ottoman) Period
48.1732 Accession
fritware Tags
Bowl
Bowl Title
14th century (Medieval) Period
54.513 Accession
Bowl
Bowl Title
18th century (Early Modern) Period
57.1083 Accession
Bowl for Sausage Making
Bowl for Sausage Making Title
1603 Period
48.1100 Accession
sausage Tags
Bowl Fragment with the Descent from the Cross
Bowl Fragment with the Descent from the Cross Title
1250-1300 (Medieval) Period
48.2734 Accession
Bowl with Figural and Geometric Pattern
Bowl with Figural and Geometric Pattern Title
12th-13th century (Saljuk) Period
48.1276 Accession
ceramic Tags
Bowl with Islamic Design
Bowl with Islamic Design Title
18th century Period
42.1468 Accession
Box
Box Title
13th century (Medieval) Period
54.517 Accession
Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures
Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures Title
1860-1870 Period
38.665 Accession
bracelet, jewelry Tags
Bucket with Designs of Roundels and the Zodiac
Bucket with Designs of Roundels and the Zodiac Title
12th century (Medieval) Period
54.523 Accession
Bullet Mold
Bullet Mold Title
19th century Period
51.85 Accession
Burning and Melting
Burning and Melting Title
1068 AH/AD 1657 (Safavid; Mughal) Period
W.649 Accession
Calyx on High Foot
Calyx on High Foot Title
12th century Period
54.529 Accession
Candlestick Base
Candlestick Base Title
ca. 1290 (Mamluk; Bahri) Period
54.459 Accession
ahmed Tags
Casket
Casket Title
13th-14th century (Medieval) Period
54.519 Accession
Casket with Harpies
Casket with Harpies Title
12th-13th century Period
54.525 Accession
Ceremonial Riding Spur
Ceremonial Riding Spur Title
13th century Period
57.599 Accession
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