Islam and Islamic art
Unlike in Christian religious art, Islamic art was prohibited from having human portrayal. Muslims's rejected idol worship of humans. They saw it as a sin to have humans in religious art work.
Instead, Islamic art uses patterns and repetition of geometrical shapes and flowers for decoration and religious significance.
As for secular or luxury Islamic art, small figurines of people or animals were allowed. They were kept in private homes.
Credits: All media
This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Translate with Google