Antique Persian Copper Griffin Censor Sculpture With Removable Head And Storage Compartment. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th Century onward by people who lived within the territory that was inhabited by or ruled by culturally Islamic populations. It is s very difficult art to define because it covers many lands and various peoples over1,400 years and it is not art specifically of a religion, or of a time, or of a place, or of a single medium. The huge field of Islamic architecture is the subject of a separate article, leaving fields as varied as calligraphy, painting, glass, pottery, and textile arts such as carpets and embroidery. Islamic art was developed from many sources such as Roman, Christian, Byzantine, Sassanian, Persian, Asian, all which had a formative effect on Islamic painting, pottery, and textiles. There are repeating elements in Islamic art, such as the use of geometrical floral or vegetal designs in a repetition known as the arabesque. Typically Islamic art has focused on the depiction of patterns, whether purely geometric or floral, and Arabic calligraphy. (Wikipedia) For Size And Weight See The Last Photo If Not Written In This Description. All Photos Represent The Lot Condition. Please Read Our Terms And Conditions.