Islamic Religion and Art
Islamic religions forbid the creation of images of cognizant beings, to avoid adulation. Christians started to depict Jesus in the early 2nd and 3rd century AD, and it became prevalent and common.
Metaphorical designs are used as embellishment on surface of items and architecture.
Secular/non-religious art includes coins, tiles, metalwork, painted architectural that contains lettering.
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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.
The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
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