Worlds most famous collection of Islamic art is now open for the public

Category: Exhibitions

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York reopened their Islamic Art galleries 1 November 2011 after 5 years renovation.

The opening was a long waited event for collectors of Islamic art and those who have already visited the newly renovated buildings, installations and objects on display have not been diappointed. It looks terrific !

Seref Ozen, Cocoon, has taken a serie of excellent carpet and textile photos from the museum and Jozan Magazine is happy to show a few for our readers.

Islamic Art Galleries at the MET. The Emperor’s Carpet.
The ‘Simonetti’ Carpet. Likely produced in Egypt ca. 1500 under the Mamluk dynasty.
Islamic Art Galleries at the MET
The Emperor’s Carpet. MET Islamic Art galleries. 
Detail of Carpet with Palm Trees, Ibexes, and Birds. Late 16th–early 17th century. Probably made in Lahore in the early Mughal period.

More photos by Seref Ozen: Rugs and Textiles from the Islamic Art Wing of MET

Location and more information: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York.

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