CDR-1338: SR Set: Major Religions: Islam

With an apparent major restructuring of the Middle East, Scholars Resource's visual library offers insights into the history of major religions and points out the common roots and origins among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Part III: Islam. The culture of Islam is examined from our western perspective and largely through the art and architecture produced by the various periods throughout its history: Umayyad, Abbasid, Nasrid, Almoravid, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk, Il Khanid, Seljuk, Timurid, Safavid, Mughal, Ottoman, etc. Of particular interest is the elegant and ubiquitous calligraphy expressing the fundamental faith of Islam from the Qur'an; found not only in manuscripts but forming the very structure of daily life and faith by its decorative presence on mosques, textiles , ceramic tile-work, and everyday objects.



Ard-11888
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Title: al-Azhar Mosque
Creator(s): unknown
Description: General view of the mosque complex, showing the north elevation
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-11892
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Title: al-Azhar Mosque
Creator(s): unknown
Description: North elevation, showing the various massings of the elevation
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-11893
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Title: al-Azhar Mosque
Creator(s): unknown
Description: Detail of the north elevation, showing the double-arched Gate of the Barbers (where students traditionally entered to have their heads shaved)
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-11895
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Title: al-Azhar Mosque
Creator(s): unknown
Description: Detail of the north elevation
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-11897
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Title: al-Azhar Mosque
Creator(s): unknown
Description: View of a minaret
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Dva-15931
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Title: Tiraz textile fragment with inscription of the name of Calip al' Muti, gift of honor from a ruler
Creator(s): Unknown. Fatimid Period
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-05453
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Title: Amulet
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1480
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Title: Beaker
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2726
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Title: Bowl
Description: interior
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06224
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Title: Bowl
Description: Interior. Interior: medallion with a walking hare with a palmette branch in its mouth and some vine leaves surrounding it; the cavetto has a wide band with scrolling motifs encircling the central com
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-6550
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Title: Bowl with Kufic inscription
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-06588
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Title: Bowl
Description: Interior. Interior: central roundel with pseudo-calligraphic design reserved on a spiralling ground, flanked by palmettes; radiating panels of two alternating designs: one of staggered rows of small
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06262
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Title: Bowl
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07808
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Title: Folio from the "Blue Qur'an"; Qur'an Manuscript
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2368
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Title: Panel
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3816
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Title: Pendant
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06108
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Title: Box with lid
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05106
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Title: Bowl
Description: Interior: central motif of a plaited calligraphic interlace on the horizontal axis; two abstract alif-lams along the vertical axis
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05307
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Title: Bowl
Description: Interior: vegetal design at base consisting of leaves springing from semi-circular element; cavetto with band of pseudo-Arabic inscription in cursive script on a ground of sketchy vegetal designs
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05921
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Title: Bowl
Description: Exterior: roundels with arabesque design; interstitial areas bear the word "al-izz" in angular script
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05969
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Title: Ewer
Description: Exterior: arabesque design on body, with four evenly spaced blue vegetal motifs; neck is decorated with an angular Kufic-like inscription (al-'izz, glory) against a background of tight spirals, and is
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05923
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Title: Jar
Description: Exterior: twelve flutes decorated with two alternating vegetal designs, one is white scroll on a tightly spiralled ground, the other a reciprocal feathery leaf design on a dotted ground; neck decorate
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-06640
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Title: Jar
Description: Exterior. Exterior: body decorated with Arabic inscription against a background of filler motifs of dots and curved lines
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07824
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Title: Jar
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05926
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Title: Vase
Description: Exterior: wide band with cartouche with an arabesque design composed of pair of split palmettes, separated by circular motifs; this band bordered top and bottom by band of pseudo-calligraphic decorati
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2420
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Title: Materia Medica of Dioscorides; Physician Preparing an Elixir
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-26992
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Title: Initial leaf ( unwan ) of a Qur'an
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dva-16286
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Title: Qur'an page
Creator(s): Unknown. Mamluk Period
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-16287
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Title: Qur'an page
Creator(s): Unknown. Mamluk Period
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-05109
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Title: Qur'an manuscript
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-6632
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Title: Page from a Shahnama ("Book of Kings") from Baghdad
Description: Bahram Gur in the House of Baharan the Jew
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-07795
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Title: Mosque lamp
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kew-0001
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Title: Baptismal Basin of St. Louis
Creator(s): Mohammad ibn al-Zayn
Description: Total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kew-0002
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Title: Baptismal Basin of St. Louis
Creator(s): Mohammad ibn al-Zayn
Description: det: soldiers & equestrian commander
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-06009
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Title: Basin
Description: Exterior: central panel with a large bold script rendered in majestic thuluth, over a ground of intricate floral scrolls; the inscription is interrupted evenly by four medallions, decorated by lotus b
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07831
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Title: Basin
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2569
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Title: Beaker
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1146
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Title: Bottle
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1206
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Title: Bottle
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07822
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Title: Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari; Design on Each Side for Waterwheel Worked by Donkey Power
Creator(s): Abu'l Izz Isma'il al-Jazari
Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif
Description: Obverse
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art