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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