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LEVNI - Sultan Ahmet III and the heir to the throne (1700)      (autres oeuvres)      (wikipedia)

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LEVNI - Sultan Ahmet III (1673-1736) and the heir to the throne.jpg



Abbasid and Fatimid art Decorative Inlay 11th Century (1050)

This sophisticated ivorywork offers an insight into the court culture of the eastern Mediterranean lands. The four animal-combat motifs on the vertical panels – eagles or lions attacking gazelles – are symbols of princely power and thus also refer to the courtly milieu from which the other images are taken. The upper panel shows falconers with their hunting dogs. Between the riders are ...
Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Upper floor | Abbasid and Fatimid art Decorative Inlay 11th Century.jpg



Calligraphy In The Shape Of A Hoopoe- Bismillah ... 17th Century (1650)

The bird is a striking example of the so-called “calligrams”, figurative imagery artfully drawn from characters, which were very popular particularly in later Islamic calligraphy. Since this form of calligraphy was used especially in the field of Islamic mysticism, it tends to have a religious background. Thus, it is words such as Allah (God), Ali (the name of the fourth caliph worship ...
Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Upper floor | Islamic book art (temporary exhibition) 1 Calligraphy In The Shape Of A Hoopoe- Bismillah ... 17th CenturyDetails Unknown.jpg



Mahmud al-Husain im Rabi’I - Majnun among the wild animals (1420)

The image illustrates a scene from the famous love story of “Layla and Majnun”, one of the most famous of all works of Arab literature that became particularly popular in the later version by the Persian poet Nizami. The story is about the Arab Bedouin Majnun and his love for his childhood friend Layla that cannot be fulfilled. Majnun goes mad (Arab “majnun” means “ma ...
Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Upper floor | Islamic book art (temporary exhibition) 1 Majnun Among The Wild Animals 1420Details Mahmud al-Husain im Rabi I.jpg