Water and Islamic Art in Italy

Round bucket, Eastern Iran, probably Heart, 15th/16th century, brass, cast, engraved and inlaid with silver, height 10 cm, diam. 20.4 cm. Courtesy of the LA Mayer Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem. Photo: Avshalom Avital

The Islamic religion was born in the Arabian Peninsula when it was virtual a desert, where water was greatly valued from the earliest of times. Water, known as β€˜ma’ in Arabic, is probably the single vital resource that has been… Continue reading