Calligraphy in Islamic Art

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Department of Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Condition of Use: All Rights Reserved

This short article with accompanying objects and descriptions makes the point that calligraphy acts as text, as talisman, and as ornament. The objects include pottery, work on paper, metalware, glass and textiles from a variety of times and places, showcasing a variety of calligraphic styles. >

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