Exhibition Details

Location: Asian Art galleries
Dates: January 26, 2019
to May 26, 2019

Explore the rich and geographically diverse history of Islamic art through a collection of more than 100 artworks and objects, including carpets, ceramics, jewelry, and paintings, spanning more than a millennium.
Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place is organized by the Newark Museum. Its premiere at Phoenix Art Museum is made possible through the generosity of theVirginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Exhibition Endowment Fund, and supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and APS..


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Media Contact: Margaree Bigler, Public Relations Manager, margaree.bigler@phxart.org


Pendent with Safavid Revival Image of Ali Aya Toasting with Attendents with Rope Border, Iran, Qajar Period (1789–1925). Jade. Newark Museum Purchase.

Molded Luster Tile with Sentence Fragment in Raised Calligraphy, Floral and Geometric Motifs, Kashan, Iran, first jalf of the 13th century. Molded fritware polychrome painted over white slip under transparent glaze. Newark Museum Purchase Gift of Herman A. E. Jaehne and Paul C. Jaehne, 1938 38.242.

A Single Earring with Floral Motifs (double sided image), Iran, Qajar Period (1789–1925). Gold, enamel, pearls. Newark Museum Purchase.

Wall Tile with Turquoise Saz Leaf, Blue Hyacinth and Sections of Red and Blue Palmettes, Iznik, Turkey, late 16th or early 17th century, Ottoman Period (1299–1922). Fritware polychrome painted over white slip under transparent glaze. Newark Museum Purchase.