Paintings of Metal Artifacts according to the Arabic School in Iraq and Syria

Document Type : Original Article


1 Tourist Guidance Department, Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Minia University

2 Archaeology Department - faculty of Arts - Minia University


Most of the Islamic arts rely on painting to decorate their products such as applied artifacts from metal, textile, ceramics, glass, and wood, etc. which makes them appear in a magnificent art form. The miniatures that decorated the pages of the manuscripts, or their text, have become a source for the study of applied artifacts as ewers, basins, Chandeliers, Candlestick, Incense burners, and forms of ornaments. Through the miniatures of the manuscripts, scholars have been able to learn the applied forms of artifacts in all areas of Islamic art. And the study here focuses on metal artifacts, comparing them to those on display in museums. The importance of studying the paintings of metal artifacts through the miniatures of the manuscripts to give a valuable and essential overview of the social, economic, and cultural life through the miniatures of the manuscripts of the Arabic school, it is beneficial in revealing the state of society, the style of life and identifying the layers of society and their material and technical level, identifying the artistic methods that appeared and spread in paintings and decorations, seeking aspects of innovation and creativity, and knowing the artistic and industrial influences.


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