thearabesque:  verses from Surat al-Naml #الخط_العربي

thearabesque: verses from Surat al-Naml #الخط_العربي

Arabic calligraphy الخط العربي

Arabic calligraphy الخط العربي

الخط العربي arabic calligraphy

الخط العربي arabic calligraphy

هل جزاء الإحسان إلا الإحسان - سورة الرحمن، القرآن الكريم   Is there any reward for good other than good? - Al-Rahman, The Quran

هل جزاء الإحسان إلا الإحسان - سورة الرحمن، القرآن الكريم Is there any reward for good other than good? - Al-Rahman, The Quran

Fatih Özkafa'ya ait Divânî hattıyla lale formunda "İstanbul"

Fatih Özkafa'ya ait Divânî hattıyla lale formunda "İstanbul"

IRAN | Mihrab (Prayer Niche), A.H. 755/A.D. 1354–55. Iran. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1939 (39.20) #WorldCup

IRAN | Mihrab (Prayer Niche), A.H. 755/A.D. 1354–55. Iran. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1939 (39.20) #WorldCup

Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt  Ink on paper    H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm)    Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."

Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt Ink on paper H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm) Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."

Fragmentary Cenotaph Cover with Qur'anic Calligraphy  Object Name:     Tomb cover Date:     17th–18th century Geography:     Turkey Culture:     Islamic Medium:     Silk; lampas

Fragmentary Cenotaph Cover with Qur'anic Calligraphy Object Name: Tomb cover Date: 17th–18th century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Silk; lampas

!5th century Painting of a Painter, Turkey  After defeating the Byzantines and establishing Istanbul as the new capital of the Ottoman empire, Mehmet II (reigned 1451–81) invited a number of Italian painters, including Gentile Bellini (ca. 1429–1507) and Costanzo da Ferrara (ca. 1450–after 1524), to work at his court. This portrait is based on a composition attributed to Ferrara, now in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Notable for its fine details and sensitive modeling, the…

!5th century Painting of a Painter, Turkey After defeating the Byzantines and establishing Istanbul as the new capital of the Ottoman empire, Mehmet II (reigned 1451–81) invited a number of Italian painters, including Gentile Bellini (ca. 1429–1507) and Costanzo da Ferrara (ca. 1450–after 1524), to work at his court. This portrait is based on a composition attributed to Ferrara, now in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Notable for its fine details and sensitive modeling, the…

Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Camii, Istanbul, Turkey

Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Camii, Istanbul, Turkey

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