Symbols Of Power And Beauty: The Collection Of The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Islamic Arms and Armour, being part of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia collection, represents the finest and most exquisite form of art produced in the Islamic world. Despite popular misconception, many of this weaponry were not mainly produced for battles or warfare. They are, in fact, primarily produced as expressions of social status, accessories in ceremonial gatherings and as diplomatic gifts.

Furthermore, their decorations reflect the finest workmanship in gemstone setting, intricate calligraphic inscription with gold and silver inlay, as well as in the art of metallurgy. These arms and armour, being the pride of the society, were always portrayed in major epic stories in addition to miniature paintings. The miniature paintings highlight the beauty and effectiveness of Islamic arms, illustrating the tactics and strategies that attest to the pre-eminence of Muslim warfare.

  • Product Code: CMC9789832591115
  • AUTHOR: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 220
  • FORMAT: Hardback
  • Dimension: W 24cm x H 29cm
  • Weight: 1.70 Kg

Islamic Arms and Armour, being part of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia collection, represents the finest and most exquisite form of art produced in the Islamic world. Despite popular misconception, many of this weaponry were not mainly produced for battles or warfare. They are, in fact, primarily produced as expressions of social status, accessories in ceremonial gatherings and as diplomatic gifts.

Furthermore, their decorations reflect the finest workmanship in gemstone setting, intricate calligraphic inscription with gold and silver inlay, as well as in the art of metallurgy. These arms and armour, being the pride of the society, were always portrayed in major epic stories in addition to miniature paintings. The miniature paintings highlight the beauty and effectiveness of Islamic arms, illustrating the tactics and strategies that attest to the pre-eminence of Muslim warfare.

  • Product Code: CMC9789832591115
  • DIMENSIONS: W 24cm x H 29cm
  • AUTHOR: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
  • PAGES: 220
  • FORMAT: Hardback
  • Weight: 1.70 Kg
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