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At the Metropolitan Museum, A New Wing, A New Vista

Posted by alanmirs on October 28, 2011


On Tuesday, after eight years of renovation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will open its new Islamic wing — the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia. Below, a tour of some of the collection’s highlights, including smaller images of artworks from other parts of the world, made at the same time. Related Article»

 

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On Tuesday, after eight years of renovation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will open its new Islamic wing — the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia. Below, a tour of some of the collection’s highlights, including smaller images of artworks from other parts of the world, made at the same time. Related Article»

The Moroccan Court

Reporter, Randy Kennedy

Nick Harbaugh/The New York Times

Based on 14th and 15th century Moroccan and Spanish architectureThe court was built from scratch by a group of skilled artisans from Fez, Morocco. The intricate tile work is based on patterns from the Alhambra palace in Spain.

Artistic parallel from France

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stained-glass window, from the abbey church of Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France, about 1325

Illuminated Manuscripts

Reporter, Randy Kennedy

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“The Night Journey of Muhammed (the Mi’raj),” illustrated in present-day Uzbekistan, about 1530-35

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