Ink, SIlk, and Gold: Islamic Treasures

From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Exhibition Website

May 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017

Ink, Silk, and Gold features great works of Islamic art from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Never before presented in a dedicated exhibition, this collection covers virtually all aspects of Islamic art in almost all media, ranging from the 8th to the 21st century and from Spain to Indonesia. Through silver inlaid metalwork, Qur’an pages inscribed with gold, brocaded velvets, luster-painted ceramics, and more, it offers a window into many different facets of the dynamic and complex artistic traditions of the Islamic world. More than 130 years after the MFA began collecting Islamic art, the objects presented in Ink, Silk, and Gold have been comprehensively studied, restored, and shared with museum audiences across the United States.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Islamic / Assyrian / Persian
  • Various artists

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