|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