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In Pictures: Louvre unveils new Islamic art galleries

September 19, 2012

Bottle with a coat of arms from Syria or Egypt, mid-14th century made of glass, gilded and enameled. © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Bottle with a coat of arms from Syria or Egypt, mid-14th century made of glass, gilded and enameled. 

© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Humayun meets a princess. Humayun in a dream, detached folio from a poetry anthology,Afghanistan, Herat, c. 1430 ©Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Rapha‘l Chipault
Humayun meets a princess. Humayun in a dream, detached folio from a poetry anthology,Afghanistan, Herat, c. 1430 

©Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Rapha‘l Chipault
Ewer from the Saint-Denis treasury, Egypt, c. 1000 made of cut rock crystal, carved and polished Lid: southern Italy, late 11 or early 12th century. © Musée du Louvre , dist. by RMN / Hughes Dubois
Ewer from the Saint-Denis treasury, Egypt, c. 1000 made of cut rock crystal, carved and polished 
Lid: southern Italy, late 11 or early 12th century. 

© Musée du Louvre  , dist. by RMN / Hughes Dubois
Carved out of elephant ivory; The Pyxis of al-Mughira, Madinat al-Zahra, Spain, 968 © Musée du Louvre , dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Carved out of elephant ivory; The Pyxis of al-Mughira, Madinat al-Zahra, Spain, 968 


© Musée du Louvre , dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
A door panel from Iraq, c. 836 made out of carved teak wood © Musée du Louvre , dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
A door panel from Iraq, c. 836 made out of carved teak wood 

© Musée du Louvre , dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Princely head, Iran, late 12thĐearly 13th century © Musée du Louvre , dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Princely head, Iran, late 12thĐearly 13th century 

© Musée du Louvre , dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Lion figure from Spain, 12th-13th century. Moulded and engraved in bronze. © Musée du Louvre , dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Lion figure from Spain, 12th-13th century. Moulded and engraved in bronze.

© Musée du Louvre , dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Detail of an Ottoman wall.
Detail of an Ottoman wall.
Mamluk period vestibule, Egypt, Cairo, 2nd half of 15th century. Carved yellow and white limestone; modern wrought iron grilles set in a frame of chestnut. © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / HervŽ Lewandowski
Mamluk period vestibule, Egypt, Cairo, 2nd half of 15th century. Carved yellow and white limestone; modern wrought iron grilles set in a frame of chestnut.

© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / HervŽ Lewandowski
Peacock dish from Turkey, Iznik, c. 1550. Stone paste, under-glaze paint on slip © Musée du Louvr, dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Peacock dish from Turkey, Iznik, c. 1550. Stone paste, under-glaze paint on slip 


© Musée du Louvr, dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Dagger with a horse-head hilt, India, 17th century. Jade, rubies, emeralds and kundan gold; damascus steel inlaid with gold © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Dagger with a horse-head hilt, India, 17th century. Jade, rubies, emeralds and kundan gold; damascus steel inlaid with gold 

© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Hughes Dubois
Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum. © 2012 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Ruault
Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum. 

© 2012 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Ruault
Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum. © 2012 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Ruault
Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum. 

© 2012 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Ruault
Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum. © 2012 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Ruault
Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum. 

© 2012 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Ruault
Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum.
Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum.