Answers-2nd attempt-due july7-2014

Assignment 13

The Annunciation, Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi), ca. 1485-92, From the collection of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Question 1 -although there is no prohibition against figural art in the Koran, Islamic tradition, based on the Hadith, shuns the representation of fauna of any kind in sacred places. (Gardner's, p287)
Headdress ornament, Unknown, 1797/1834, From the collection of: Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
Question 3- luxury items and non-religious work allowed abstract & pictorial motifs as well as animals and people. (gardner's pg 293)
Lobed Iznik Tile, Unknown, Turkey, 1571, 1565, From the collection of: The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
Question2- Calligraphy holds a place of honor in Islam. Passages from the Koran adorn not only books but buildings as well, such as the Dome of the Rock.(Gardner's, pg 294
Silk Tapestry Depicting the story of Leila and Majnun, Unknown, Iran, 16th or 16th Century, 1550/1650, From the collection of: The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
Question 3- Secular-non-religious and luxury Islamic art was allowed to depict people and animals. (Gardner, pg 302)
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