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Power and Piety

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Islamic Talismans on the Battlefield

Inscriptions and images on Islamic arms and armour were believed to provide their wearers with safety and success in combat. The exhibition ‘Power and Piety: Islamic Talismans on the Battlefield’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will examine the role of text and image in the construction and function of arms and armour in the Islamic world. Read more.

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Ottoman Banner Turkey, probably Istanbul

Ottoman Banner (A.D. 1819–20), Turkey, probably Istanbul. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Cuirass, Char-aina (four- mirror) type

Cuirass, Char-aina (four- mirror) type (18th–19th century), Iran. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Folio from an Ottoman Prayer Book Signed ʿAbd al-Qadir Hisari

Folio from an Ottoman Prayer Book signed ʿAbd al-Qadir Hisari’ (A.D. 1766), Turkey. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Helmet (17th century), India.

Helmet (17th century), India. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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