understanding islamic art
Islamic religion prohibits use of human or animal forms in religious art, Christian artwork does not have the same rule.
In Islamic religious sanctuaries, imagery of plants and buildings are used in artworks.
In secular/nonreligious art, humans and animals were allowed to be represented.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
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