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Title: Art of the Muslim Empires


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Art of the Muslim Empires
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Mosque lampArabic inscriptions "Power belongs
to God, the One" (repeated three times on the
body of the object) and (on the flaring upper
section) "there is no hero except cAli no sword
except dhu-l-faqar cAli's sword."
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Suleymans tughra emblem of the sultan's
authority that was included in all official
documents, such as royal decrees, official
papers, correspondence, and coins.
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Wall tile
  • Shows ceramic tradition continued after the
    Ottoman conquest of Egypt
  • Its inscription reads "The weak servant Kayun
    ibn cAbdallah, the sinful, the one in need of
    God's mercy, founded this blessed mosque. It was
    built in the year 1000 A.D. 159192."

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Mirror, second quarter of 16th century
OttomanTurkeyIron, ivory, and gold
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Prayer carpet, late 16th century
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Hungarian-style Shield, ca. 15001550
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Velvet (Safavid 1500s)
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Safavid, 1500spainting on paper, gold ink
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Wall panel, 1600s(28 square tiles Probably from
a garden pavilion in Isfahan, Iran)
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Jug, early 16th century SafavidAfghanistan
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Carpet, early 16th century Safavid, Iran(Wool
pile on silk foundation)
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A Stallion, album leaf, late 16th century
Safavid
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