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Islamic Ceramics and Calligraphy

Islamic Ceramics and Calligraphy

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will explore ceramics and textiles as significant artistic objects in Islamic culture.

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Image of Bowl with Kufic Script, Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen, Public Domain,
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Image of Macy Jug, Creative Commons,

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Kufic Script

    Oldest form of calligraphy; the first copies of the Qur’an were written in Kufic script.

  • Samarkand Ware

    An Islamic ceramic style characterized with decorations in green, yellow, pink and brown.

  • Lusterware

    Middle Eastern in origin, a type of pottery decorated with glassy, metallic lusters.

  • Miniature

    A small scaled version i.e. painting, illuminated text.