The reign of the Mamluks (1250-1517 AD) marked a breathtaking flowering of Islamic art which is most visible in old Cairo. more..
Marble sculpture is the art of creating three-dimensional forms from marble. more..
Mashrabiya, Shanashil is the Arabic term given to a type of projecting oriel window enclosed with carved wood latticework located on the second storey of a building or higher, often lined with stained glass. more..
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as "the Met", is one of the world's largest and most important art museums. more..
The mica group of sheet silicate minerals includes several closely related materials having highly perfect basal cleavage. more..
A mineral is a naturally occurring substance formed through geological processes that has a characteristic chemical composition, a highly ordered atomic structure and specific physical properties. more..
Modern Islamic architecture has recently been taken on to a whole new level with such buildings being erected such as the Burj Dubai, which is soon to be the world's tallest building. more..
Monolithic architecture is a style of construction in which a building is carved, cast or excavated from a single piece of material. more..
Construction of the Great Mosque at Cordoba (now a Christian Cathedral) beginning in 785 AD marks the beginning of Islamic architecture in the Iberian peninsula and North Africa (see Moors). more..
Mosaic is the art of decoration with small pieces of colored glass, stone or other material. more..
Christian mosaic art also flourished in Late Antique and medieval Rome. more..
Moss agate (also called mocha stone) is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. more..
Mother of pearl, also known as Nacre , is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks. more..
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