Islamic religious art is not allowed to portray human forms, especially the prophet Mohamed. Christian religious art often times depicts people, normal and divine, in their art.
Instead of using images of people in their religious art, Muslims use their ornate calligraphy on the tiles that composed the mosaic walls and domes of their mosques.
In Islamic luxury art the images of people were allowed.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
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