Blurring of Cultures at Louvre’s Islamic Art Wing –

Blurring of Cultures at Louvre's Islamic Art Wing –

Other Arab bronzes with inscriptions in Arabic and Latin conjure memories of places where East and West met. 

A ewer from Arab Spain in the shape of a peacock carries an Arabic signature identifying it as “the work of the Christian King’s slave.” Underneath, an inscription in Roman capitals proclaims “Opus Salomonis Erat” naming the artist, probably called Sulayman, the Arabic form of the biblical name.