the magic touch.


The Damascus Room, which features the Met’s reassembly of an 18th-century reception chamber from a Syrian residence.

A mihrab, or prayer niche, from 14th-century Iran.

"ceramic", "seramik", "iznik"

Ceramic Plate, mid-16th century Iznik, Turkey Stone paste; painted in turquoise and two hues of blue under a transparent glaze

"The Moroccan Court"

The Moroccan Court


Mango-Shaped Flask; Rock crystal, set with gold, enamel, rubies, and emeralds; mid-17th century India.

"koc family gallery in met"

Koç Family Gallery

"muhtesem yuzyil, "suleyman the magnificent", "muhtesem suleyman", "tughra", "tughra of sultan suleyman", "sultan suleyman"

Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent; Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper: ca. 1555–60; Istabul, Turkey.

The Damascus Room (18th century)


* Navina Najat Haidar spent eight years curating the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s triumphantly reimagined Islamic galleries.

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photographed by Raymond Meier – vogue 
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