Islamic Religious Art
Islamic religious art prohibits the use of images of figures. Christian art includes images of angels, Jesus, Mary, etc., whereas Islamic art does not portray those who are worshipped in the religion.
Instead of using figures in Islamic art for religious significance, animals and intricate patterns are typically used for this significance and for decoration.
Luxury Islamic art would be allowed to include people as subjects while religious Islamic art would not because it is seen as disrespectful.
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The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
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