ARTstor has released 100 new images of Islamic and South Asian art from the Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art in the Digital Library. The 500 images currently in the collection feature Indian jewelry and enamels; Syrian, Indian, Spanish, and Persian furniture, doors, and ceilings; Persian and Turkish tile panels and portable ceramics; and Central Asian, Persian, Turkish, and Indian textiles.
Duke developed a lifelong interest in Islamic art during her travels, particularly in decorative arts of the 17th through 19th centuries, especially those of the Ottoman, Mughal, Safavid, and Qajar dynasties, and she also commissioned art from contemporary Muslim artists. Over the course of nearly 60 years, Duke amassed approximately 3,500 objects, dating from 1500 BCE through the 20th century. Shangri La is owned and supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art as a center for Islamic arts and cultures.
View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/shangrila
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art page.
- Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny);
- Pattern in Islamic Art (David Wade);
- South Asian and Cuban Art and Architecture (Alka Patel);
- Huntington Archive of Asian Art;
- American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) Collection (University of Michigan);
- American Institute of Indian Studies Collection