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History & Culture

Islamic Metalwork

This very brief introduction situates Islamic metalwork in the context of its Byzantine and Sasanian predecessors. It’s useful to look at the objects here in conjunction with the broader collection of Islamic metalwork in the Met’s galleries. A later historical context for Islamic metalwork is given in the Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, with an examination of trade in metalwork and other goods between Venice and the Mamluks.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Betsy Williams