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Islamic Arts

*Folio from the Quran
8th to 9th centur

Islamic calligraphy
Kufic
brown ink and gold on paper

*Kaaba -- aerial view
631 - 632 CE
Rededicated by Muhammad
Pre-Islamic
multiple renovations
Granite masonry/covered w/si
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

*Kaaba -- aerial of courtyard
631 - 632 CE
Rededicated by Muhammad
Pre-Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Granite masonry/covered w/si
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

*Kaaba
631 - 632 CE
Rededicated by Muhammad
Pre-Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Granite masonry/covered w/sil
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mihrab


Islamic
Painted Ceramic Tile
Arabesque / Calligraphy

Arabesque


Islamic
Persian
Painted Ceramic Tile
Isfahan, Iran

Muqarnes


Islamic
Persian
Painted Ceramic Tile
Isfahan, Iran

Minbar


Islamic
Used by the Iman
Wood

Maqsura


Islamic
in Great Mosque of Cordoba


*Dome of the Rock
691 - 692 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Stone masonry/woodenroof
Jerusalem, Palestine

*Dome of the Rock -- interior
691 - 692 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Stone masonry/woodenroof
Jerusalem, Palestine

*Dome of the Rock -- Interior
691 - 692 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Multiple Renovations
Stone masonry/woodenroof
Jerusalem, Palestine

*Great Mosque of Cordoba -- aerial
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Stone Masonry
Cordoba, Spain

*Great Mosque of Cordoba
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Stone Masonry
Cordoba, Spain

*Great Mosque of Cordoba
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Stone Masonry
Cordoba, Spain

*Great Mosque of Cordoba -- facade & portal
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Stone Masonry
Cordoba, Spain

*Great Mosque of Cordoba ~ Hypostyle Hall
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Double arches / colored stones
Cordoba, Spain

*Dome of Great Mosque of Cordoba
785 - 786 CE
Umayyad Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Mosaic Tiles
Cordoba, Spain

*Alhambra Palace
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gilding
Granada, Spain

*Alhambra Palace
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gildin
Granada, Spain

*Alhambra Palace ~ Court of Lions
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gilding
Granada, Spain

*Alhambra Palace -- Court of Lions
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gildin
Granada, Spain

*Alhambra Palace -- Hall of the Two Sisters
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
stucco/wood/tile/paint/gilding
Granada, Spain

Hall of Two Sisters -- detail
1354 - 1391 CE
Nasrid Dynasty
Islamic
Spanish Moors
Dome in Hall
Granada, Spain

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