The Museum of Islamic Art shows the art of the Islamic peoples from the 8th to the 19th century in a permanent exhibition in the south wing of the Pergamonmuseum. The artworks come from an area that spans from Spain to India. The focus is on the Middle East, including Egypt and Iran.
The visual arts are represented in almost all areas from architectural decoration to arts and crafts to jewellry and book art. Highlight is the full partly architectural decor which would also spatial impressions in different materials: the stone facade of Mshatta, archaeological finds from stucco walls of palaces in Samarra, painted wooden paneling of the Aleppo Room and wall ceramics in various techniques prayer niches from Turkey and Iran.
In the arts and crafts are represented almost all materials: vascular ceramics, metalwork, wood and leg carvings, glasses, fabrics, carpets. From the collection of book art miniatures and Arabic-Persian calligraphies of the Mughal period are shown in temporary exhibitions.
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