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    Islamic Art and Figurative Representations

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    In general, it is true that images have generally been rejected in Muslim sacred places. Nevertheless, there were figural representations in art, in various forms, which were regarded as appropriate.

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    In general, it is true that images have generally been rejected in Muslim sacred places. Nevertheless, there were figural representations in art, in various forms, which were regarded as appropriate. Muslims frequently employed images in secular contexts, including mural paintings in royal palaces and book illustrations of subjects ranging from botany and astronomy to tales of the prophets. Some of the Fatimid art depicted animals and humans. For example, the Fatimid ceramics from Egypt have representations of humans, ...

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    This is a discussion of the Islamic art that survived an initial ban on representations of living creatures.

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