Room 42: Islamic Art

Islamic Art, Room 42

The Jameel Gallery

The Jameel Gallery houses over 400 objects, including ceramics, textiles, carpets, metalwork, glass and woodwork, which date from the great days of the Islamic caliphate of the 8th and 9th centuries to the years preceding the First World War. The area covered stretches from Spain in the west to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in the east, taking in important centres of artistic production in the Arab lands, Turkey and Iran.

The highlight of the Jameel Gallery is the Ardabil Carpet, the world's oldest dated carpet and one of the largest, most beautiful and historically important in the world. 

The Jameel Gallery was made possible by generous support from the Jameel family. It is dedicated to the memory of Mr Abdul Latif Jameel, the late founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Group, and his wife Nafisa, by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, their son.

Islamic Middle East: The Jameel Gallery

Islamic Middle East: The Jameel Gallery

Islamic Middle East: The Jameel Gallery

Islamic Middle East: The Jameel Gallery

 

 


 

Room 42 is on Level 1 of the V&A South Kensington.


Objects you can find in this gallery:

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Islamic Geometric Patterns - Book & CD Rom (Paperback)

Islamic Geometric Patterns - Book & CD Rom (Paperback)

Geometric patterns are perhaps the most recognizable visual expressions of Islamic art and architecture, magnificent in their beauty and awe-inspiring…

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - A Room from Damascus

Fri 17 April 2015–Wed 16 December 2015

DISPLAY: In the 18th-century, the main reception rooms in Syrian upper-class houses began to be highly decorated with colourful painted wooden panelling.

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