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Carpet, 19th century. Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Joseph V. McMullan, 1973 (1974.149.29)
The exhibition is made possible by The Hagop Kevorkian Fund.
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525–30Accession Number: 1970.301.27
Date: 17th centuryAccession Number: 1982.435
Date: ca. 1605Accession Number: 2002.503
Date: late 13th–mid-14th centuryAccession Number: 2011.182
Burhan Doğançay (Turkish, Istanbul 1929–2013 Istanbul)
Date: 1982Accession Number: 2011.583
In 1963 the Museum's Department of Islamic Art was established as a separate entity. Since then, under the leadership of six successive department heads, the collection has grown through gifts, bequests, and purchases. The works of art in this exhibition are grouped by decade to highlight the trends and broadening focus in collecting Islamic art at the Met. From ceramics, glass and metalwork to carpets and contemporary art, this exhibition celebrates the half-century anniversary of the department and its collections.
Related article: "Displaying Islamic Art at the Metropolitan: A Retrospective Look"
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