Islamic Art

One of the first things visitors will see at the entrance to the new suite of galleries are two 15th-century examples of calligraphy from present-day Uzbekistan, from what is thought to be the world’s largest Koran.

“It’s a very important thing for us to show right at the entrance, because we are the Islamic department and Islam is an essential binding thread throughout the installation,” said Navina Najat Haidar, a curator in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Islamic art department and the coordinator for the galleries. [View art...]

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