Samples of ancient Islamic ceramics in the Museum of Islamic Ceramics in Cairo. Four plates with drawings from Islamic Egypt: (a). Mamluk era, 11th century; (b). Fatimid era, 12th century; (c). Mamluk period, 11th century; (d). Fatimid times, 11th century. (Source).
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Two views of the shimmering glass wave hanging over La Cour Visconti and resembling a cloud or a flying carpet; this giant glass Muslim headscarf "blown in by the wind" at the heart of Paris is part of the architectural project of the new wing.
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The first stone was laid on July 16, 2008 at the Louvre's new Arts of Islam gallery. With this initiative,...
Figure 1: The paper fortresses of Matrakçi depicted in his book Tuhfat al-Ghuzat (Süleymaniye Library, Esad Efendi, MS 2206).
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Figure 1: Front cover of the book Cairo: 1001 Years of Islamic Art and Architecture.
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