March – July 2009

This exhibition presents a number of items of the highest quality and historical importance. This selection, only a small fraction of the Farjam Foundation, represents art forms produced throughout the Islamic world and has been chronologically divided as follows:

  1. The Origins and Establishment of Islamic Art
    (1st to 7th century AH)
  2. New Styles and Techniques: The Development of Islamic Artafter the Fall of the Abbasid Caliphate
    (7th to 10th century AH)
  3. Expansion under Imperial Rule: Mughal India, the Ottoman Empire and Safavid Persia
    (10th to 13th century AH)
  4. Islamic Art in the 13th century AH: Sustaining Tradition in Modern Times