You really really should read this. I find it quite fascinating. You will too.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful examples from the museum. Their calligraphy alone is like a beautiful painting especially when one cannot read it....Have you read translations of their poets?
Alas, no. But I have read that "representational" art is fairly rare in the Islamic world -- especially representational *religious* art -- so creative brilliance was lavished on the word of the Koran itself.