Power and Piety: Islamic Talismans on the Battlefield

Inscriptions and images on Islamic arms and armor were believed to provide their wearers with safety and success in combat. This exhibition, featuring some 30 works from The Met collection, will examine the role of text and image in the construction and function of arms and armor in the Islamic world.

Art Exhibition previously on at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, United States.
From Monday 29 August 2016 to Monday 13 February 2017

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Qur’anic verses; prayers that invoke Allah, the Asma al-Husna (99 Beautiful Names of Allah), as well as the Prophet Muhammad, his family, and companions; and mystical symbols were all used to imbue military apparel, weapons, and paraphernalia with protective powers.