Reverent Ornament: Art from the Islamic World
February 18 — May 14, 2023
What was historically considered the Near Eastern world — roughly, a vast stretch of regions including India and the Asian countries to its west — is a vivid patchwork of many different peoples, languages, and traditions, with a history stretching back to Neolithic times. Comprising works of fine glassware, ceramics, metalwork, painting, weaponry, weaving, and much more, Reverent Ornament shares timeless Islamic art that celebrates everyday life, history, and culture in Iran, Egypt, India, Syria, and Turkey. The works include objects meant for palaces as well as ordinary homes, evoking a rich vision of daily life from the 10th to the 19th centuries.
Organized by the Huntington Museum of Art and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
Image: Syria, Tile (detail), 17th century, underglaze-painted fritware.