Thursday, 11 February 2016

Ink, Silk and Gold: Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Ink, Silk, and Gold at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston explores the dynamic and complex traditions of Islamic art through more than 115 major works in a dazzling array of media, reproduced in full color and exquisite detail—manuscripts inscribed with gold, paintings on silk, elaborate metalwork, intricately woven textiles, luster-painted ceramics, and more. The objects originated within an Islamic world that ranges from Western Europe to Indonesia.

Tombstone, Signed by Abu'l-Qasim al-Kharrat, Iran (Yazd), Dated AH Muharram 533/AD September–October 1138–39. Marble.

Bowl with peacock

Cotton embroidered with silk.

Folios from a Shahnama of Firdawsi, Iran (Shiraz). AH 970–91/AD 1562–83. Ink, color, and gold on paper.

Lampas of silk brocaded with metallic thread.

Tile lunette, Turkey

Ink, color, and gold on a textile support mounted on paper