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Historical Archive: Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and explicitly Islamic works
seventh century to present


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Chorasmian ossuary fr. Tok-Kala necropolis, alabaster, 7th c., Hermitage. For inscription detail see Hermitage.
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fragment of free-blown glass with enamel, 7th-8th c. Egypt, KM 1970.03.0931
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Gold dinar of Caliph 'Abd al-Malik, Damascus 696-97, DO. This work has its own page.
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Molded stucco plaque with senmurv. Chal Tarkhan, Iran, late 7th-early 8th c., BM 1973,0725.1
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buckle, copper alloy, 8th c. Hispano-Visigothic or early Umayyad, Morgan 2012.2:67
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glass vessel with menorah, Syria 8th-9th c., Hermitage EГ-1361
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stamped glass ring weight, Abbasid Egypt 781-792, KM 1964.02.0044. For profile see Kelsey.
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Rock crystal bottle, 9th-c. Fatimid Egypt, in later western mount, BM 1894,0517.1
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vial in fish form, rock crystal, 9th-10th c. Egypt, Hermitage СА-9993
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bottle, blown and cut glass, 9th to 10th c. ?Egypt, TMA 23.2142
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molar flask, cut glass, 9th to 10th c. ?Egypt, TMA 23.2150
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ewer, rock crystal, Egypt 10th-11th c., Hermitage VЗ-801, which has its own page
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Eleanor Vase: crystal vessel Iran ninth/tenth century, or Sasanian; metalwork 1137-47. Louvre MR 340. This work has its own page.
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water strainer with epigraphic design, ceramic, 10th c. Fustat, Egypt, KM 1971.01.0021
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Fatimid crystal panel with ibexes, 10th-c. Egypt; on reliquary casket from Moûtiers-en-Tarentaise, c.1200, poss. north France; Cluny Cl.11661. For reliquary see Cluny.
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bottle, blown and cut glass, 10th c. Iran, TMA 47.5
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hare, part of an ivory frame, Egypt 10th-11th c., transfer from V&A A.13-1934, BM
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miniature free-blown glass cup with pinched decoration, 10th-12th c. Egypt, KM 1968.02.0067
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mold-blown glass flask with pinched decoration, 10th-12th c. Egypt, KM 1969.03.0038
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flask, crystal, Fatimid (909-1171), Halberstadt Cathedral treasury
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rock crystal flask, Fatimid Egypt 909-1171, in Weddeghe Velstede, silver gilt reliquary monstrance 1433, AIC 1962.91. This work has its own page.
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water strainer with peacock, ceramic, Fatimid Egypt 909-1171, KM 1971.01.0013
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al-Muqtadir bi-Ilah (Abbasid caliph 908-32), gold donation dinar 916-17, Hermitage OH-B-Aз-5153
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bronze griffin, Spain(?), 11thc., Opera Pisa. This work has its own page.
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narrow flask, massive cut glass, Islamic 11th c., TMA 73.40
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glass spearhead flask, Syria? 11th-12th c., KM 1968.02.0152
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gold rings with filigree and granulation; Egypt, Syria, or Iran 11th-12th c., BM 1954,0412.1 and AF2448. For another view see BM.
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Heinrichskelch, Fatimid crystal cup c. 1000 in 12th c. German metalwork, Munich Reisdenz Schatzkammer. For another view see Munich.
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carnelian seal in bronze, Egypt 1021-36, Hermitage CA-13662
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Faucet with peacock spigot and lion-headed spout (poss. fr. fountain), bronze, 12th-c. Iran, UMMA 1959/1.114
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"Shroud of St. Potentien", silk, 12th c. Islamic or poss. Byzantine, Sens CT B7. This work has its own page.
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Talismanic brass plaque, prob. Egypt 12th-15th c.: demon, symbols, nonsense inscription. BM
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peacock silk, Middle East (?), c.1100, Hildesheim museum D2009-4c and 1
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silk lampas, Persia, c.1150-1200, WienMus
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Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahid and Hajib Mas'ud ibn Ahmad: Bobrinsky bucket, bronze with silver and copper, Afghanistan, 1163, Hermitage IR-2268. This work has its own page.
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Mina'i ware beaker with Shahnama story, Iran late 12th c., Freer F1928.2. This work has its own page.
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bowl base with lion, ceramic, 13th-14th c. Mamluk Egypt, KM 1965.03.0052
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Islamic glass beaker c.1200-90, leather case England c.1450-1500, V&A C.1 to B-1959. This work has its own page.
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Cock's-head ewer, fritware, Iran early 13th c., Louvre MAO 442. This work has its own page.
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beaker with polo players, enamelled and gilded blown glass, Syria, mid 13th c., Louvre OA 6131. This work has its own page.
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glass water bottle in the shape of pilgrim's flask, Syria c.1250-60, BM 1869,0120.3. This work has its own page.
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bowl base with hare, ceramic, Mamluk Sultanabad, Iran, 1252-1517, KM 1965.03.0044
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Cheetah in foliage, Ilkhanid (1256-1353) molded fritware tile, Kashan (Iran), UMMA 1957/1.73
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Ivory box with Arabic inscription in tuluth script, late 13th-early 14th c. Spain or Egypt, Sens CT TC.C'5. For details see Sens.
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mosque lamp, enameled glass, Syria or Egypt, Mamluk Dynasty c.1315, CMA 1981.10. For another view see CMA.
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Muhammad ibn al-Zayn, Baptistère de Saint Louis, Egypt or Syria c.1330-40, Louvre LP16. This work has its own page.
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Mosque lamp, gilded and enamelled glass, Egypt c.1330-45, BM 1869,0624.2. This work has its own page.
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ceremonial spittoon or basin, enameled glass, probably Egypt, Mamluk Dynasty c.1350 (or modern), CMA 1944.235. For other views see CMA.
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mosque lamp of Sultan Hasan, gilded and enameled glass c.1360, Freer F1957.19, which has its own page
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Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, Iran, mid 1520s-30s, Met 1970.301. This manuscript has its own page.
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Nephrite terrapin, Mughal India c.1600, Allahabad, BM 1830,0612.1. This work has its own page.
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Harpy, steel, Qajar Iran 18th-19th c., BM 1928,1006.2. This work has its own page.
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Hajji 'Abbas, dove, steel with gold and garnet, Iran 18th-19th c., BM 1878,1230.753. For another view see BM.
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Hand of Fatima necklace, silver and enamel, 20th c., Berber people in Morocco, IMA 1998.79
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writing board for Islamic school, wood, Egbira people in Nigeria 1960-75; IMA, lent by Children's Museum of Indianapolis 88.242.1 [F25a6] TR 9401/1