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Islamic World

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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Image for Inscribed Dagger ("Jambiya") and Sheath

Inscribed Dagger ("Jambiya") and Sheath

Islamic Artist
1713 (Early Modern)
51.48
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Bowl

Turkish Ceramicist
ca. 1725-1750 (Ottoman)
48.1732
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Sword ("Kilij")

1714-1715 (Early Modern)
51.26
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Image for Turkish Version of the Wonders of Creation

Turkish Version of the Wonders of Creation

1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman)
W.659
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Image for Penknife from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Penknife from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Turkish Artist
ca. 1732 (Ottoman)
57.620
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Image for Pen Box from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Pen Box from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Turkish Artist
ca. 1732 (Ottoman)
51.78
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Image for Penholder and Reed Pen from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Penholder and Reed Pen from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Turkish Artist
ca. 1732 (Ottoman)
51.87
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Image for Spoon from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Spoon from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Turkish Artist
ca. 1732 (Ottoman)
51.88
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Image for Cleaner for Flash Pan and Lock from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Cleaner for Flash Pan and Lock from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Turkish Artist
ca. 1732 (Ottoman)
51.89
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Image for Five Poems (Quintet)

Five Poems (Quintet)

1133 AH/AD 1721 (Ottoman)
W.666
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Image for Dagger from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Dagger from the Gun Set of Mahmud I

Islamic Artist
1145 AH/AD 1732-33 (Ottoman)
51.76
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Image for Jeweled Gun of Sultan Mahmud I

Jeweled Gun of Sultan Mahmud I

Gun: 1732/33; Miquelet lock: 1861/62 (Ottoman)
51.84
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Image for Rosewater Flask

Rosewater Flask

Turkish Ceramicist
ca. 1750-1800 (Ottoman)
48.1738
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Qur'an

Iranian Artist
1151 AH/AD 1738
W.573
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Image for A Festive Gathering

A Festive Gathering

Indian Artist
ca. 1163 AH/AD 1750 (Mughal)
W.904
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Image for Single Leaf of Nayika and Attendants in Leafy Bowers

Single Leaf of Nayika and Attendants in Leafy Bowers

Indian Artist
ca. 1750
W.876
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Amulet

Iranian Artist
1748 (Early Modern)
42.1205
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Image for Water Pipe Bowl and Cover with Scenes from Persian Romances

Water Pipe Bowl and Cover with Scenes from Persian Romances

Islamic Artist
Body: 2nd half 18th century; Cover medallion and mounts: early 19th century
44.270
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Image for Single Leaf of Mullah Du Piyaza Riding a Horse

Single Leaf of Mullah Du Piyaza Riding a Horse

Indian Artist
mid 12th century AH/AD 18th century (Mughal)
W.701
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Sword ("Kilij")

Hajji Salim (Turkish) Metalworker
Blade: 1761 (AH 1175); Replacement hilt: 18th-19th century (Ottoman)
51.14
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Liturgical Collar (Amiss)

Armenian Artist
1774 (Early Modern)
83.333
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Image for Chopping Tool with Red and Black Decoration

Chopping Tool with Red and Black Decoration

Persian (?) Artist
1775-1776
52.101
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Image for Work on the Duties of Muslims Towards the Prophet Muhammad with an Account of His Life

Work on the Duties of Muslims Towards the Prophet Muhammad with an Account of His Life

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Image for Album of Indian Miniatures and Persian Calligraphy

Album of Indian Miniatures and Persian Calligraphy

Indian Artist
late 12th century AH/AD 18th century-13th century AH/AD 19th century (Rajput)
W.669
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Collection of Poems (Divan)

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Image for Sword ("Yataghan") and Scabbard

Sword ("Yataghan") and Scabbard

Hasan Agha Artist
19th century (Modern)
51.428
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Image for Qur'an in Two Volumes with Leather Pouches

Qur'an in Two Volumes with Leather Pouches

Islamic Artist
19th century
W.853
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Printing Plaque

Islamic Artist
19th century (Modern)
54.510
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Image for Dagger ("Kindjal") and Sheath

Dagger ("Kindjal") and Sheath

Islamic Artist
19th century (Modern)
51.1355
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Pen Box with Battle Scenes

Islamic Artist
19th century (Qajar)
67.2
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Bullet Mold

French Artist
19th century
51.85
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