Islamic art prohibits the use of human or animal forms in the pictorial ornamental spaces, whereas, Christian art allows the use of both.
Islamic art uses trees, temples, rivers and clusters of houses for decoration and religious significance as seen in the "Mosaic Tile Panel".
As seen in the "Page from the Shahnama", humans and animals were allowed in secular/luxury Islamic art but not in religious art.
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The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
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