Comparison of Christian and Islamic Religious art
Christian art is able to depict humans and animals, fauna, while Islamic religious art is prohibited from such depictions.
Instead of using fauna, most Islamic religious art utilizes the Arabic language and text, along with flora.
For secular (non-religious) and/or luxury Islamic art, animals and people can be depicted without concern, as seen here on in this bowl with various birds.
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Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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