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Part of Islamic Art
Date: mid-11th–mid-12th centuryAccession Number: 67.119
Date: dated A.H. 531/ A.D. 1137Accession Number: 1996.238.2
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (Iranian, Rey 903–986 Shiraz)
Date: late 15th centuryAccession Number: 13.160.10
Date: 9th–10th centuryAccession Number: 39.40.87
Date: first half 11th centuryAccession Number: 57.88a–c
Date: late 12th centuryAccession Number: 16.87
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This room focuses on the far-reaching impact of the Abassid style in the eastern Islamic world. Included are the artistic achievements of the eleventh-century Ghaznavid and twelfth-century Seljuq Sultans, whose patronage ushered in a brilliant and inventive period of art and culture in Iran and Central Asia. Among the highlights are luster-painted and other ceramic vessels from twelfth-century Kashan and Rayy, a pair of lifesize statues of palace guards, and an early thirteenth-century monumental bronze incense burner in the shape of a lion.
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