Sideline: Fatimid Art at the Freer and Arthur Sackler Galleries in Washington D.C.

Folio from a Koran; ink, color, and gold on parchment. The verse is from the end of the second sura (chapter) of the Koran, known as al-Buqara (The Cow) - Sackler Gallery and Freer Art Gallery

Folio from a Koran; ink, color, and gold on parchment. The verse is from the end of the second sura (chapter) of the Koran, known as al-Buqara (The Cow) - Sackler Gallery and Freer Art Gallery

Please browse the Fatimid artificats and Islamic Art at the Freer and Arthur Sackler Galleries by clicking the links  shown below. If  in (or visiting)  Washington D.C.  plan on attending a special tour of Islamic Arts on May 26, 2009. See RECOMMENDATION at the bottom of this page.

FATIMID ART

Arts of the Islamic World | | F1908.44v
Business letter. 11th-12th centuries Fatimid period Ink on paper H: 19.0 W: 14.0 cm Egypt F1908.44v.

Arts of the Islamic World | | F1966.26
Fatimid period. Glazed clay. H: 6.3 W: 21.3 cm.

Arts of the Islamic World | | F1941.12
Plate. 12th century. Fatimid period. Earthenware painted over glaze with luster. H: 7.0 W: 9.2 cm. Egypt F1941.12.

Arts of the Islamic World | | F1948.25
Armlet or Anklet. 11th century. Fatimid period. Gold H: 12.9 W: 10.8 cm.

Arts of the Islamic World | | F1949.14
Flask. mid 10th century. Fatimid period. Rock crystal, with enameled gold mount. H: 15.1 W: 6.8 D: 3.9 cm.

Arts of the Islamic World | | F1908.44rr
Fatimid period Ink on paper H: 18.4 W: 12.7 cm

Arts of the Islamic World | | F1908.44aa
Fatimid period Ink on paper H: 29.5 W: 9.5 cm

MORE ISLAMIC ART

Please click  http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/results.cfm?group=Islamic to browse more Islamic Art at the Freer and Arthur Sackler Galleries.

RECOMMENDATION

If you are in Washington D.C. on May 26, 2009, Take a Tour of the Arts of the Islamic World starting at 1:15pm at the Freer Gallery. See how a variety of artistic traditions have thrived since the advent of Islam in the late seventh century. For details, please view the May calendar at  http://www.asia.si.edu/events/index.asp

Please also visit on-line exhbition at http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/islamic/default.htm

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