Religious Islamic Art
Islam forbids the figural representation of religious images, i.e. icons.
Islamic art uses a lot of abstract designs and Arabic script from the Koran.
Figures are "allowed" in secular Islamic art.
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Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
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