The expression islamic arms and armor is a term often somewhat restrictively applied to arms and armor of the mamluk period 1250 1517 in egypt and syria the ottoman empire ca 1299 1922 the near east especially persia and those areas of india under mughal rule 1526 1858 one of the main characteristics of islamic armor is . The collection of non european arms and armor is equally distinguished about three thousand objects including the majority of islamic and near eastern examples which include pieces from iran turkey and india plus large numbers of japanese arms and armor came to the museum in 1935 as the bequest of george cameron stone 1859 1935. Islamic arms and armor in the metropolitan museum of art david alexander stuart w pyhrr will kwiatkowski on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a lushly illustrated survey of exquisitely crafted weapons and armor from the islamic world which display extraordinary artistry and opulence from its origins in the 7th century. Armor and weaponry were central to islamic culture not only as a means of conquest and the spread of the faith but also as symbols of status wealth and power the finest arms were made by master craftsmen working with the leading designers goldsmiths and jewelers whose work transformed utilitarian military equipment into courtly works of art. Islamic arms and armor in the metropolitan museum of art will kwiatkowski home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library name islamic arms and armor in the metropolitan museum of art
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