A sample of some of the items in the collection that struck my fancy. The items are from all over the Islamic world. One thing that many of these images have in common is the presence of inscriptions from the Qu'ran.


Brass dragon-headed candlestick.

LampGlass mosque lamp.

BowlCeramic bowl.

VesselBrass incense burner.

Door Knocker

Brass door knocker. As was often the case in this museum, the display and lighting enhanced an otherwise simple item.

VaseGlass vase. Another wonderful job of lighting.


Brass ewer with silver & copper inlay.

BowlCeramic bowl with Kufic inscription.


Dagger with jade & precious stones.

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