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Chapter Two: Venice and the Islamic World

Lamp for the Mausoleum of Amir Aidakin al-'Ala'i al-Bunduqdar

Lamp for the Mausoleum of Amir Aydakin al-'Ala'i al-Bunduqdar, after 1285. Egypt

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • identify how factors such as trade and diplomacy led to artistic exchange between Venice and the Islamic world during the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries
  • recognize visual evidence of exchange in works of art