Museum of Islamic Art

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Museum of Islamic Art
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The Museum of Islamic Art shows you the evolution of Islamic civilisation from the first appearance of Islam up to the Ottoman period up to the 19th century. Discover more than 8,000 works of art, including ceramics, gold, metalwork, textiles and glass, smaller groupings of bone objects, inscribed funerary steles and weaponry, as well as the marble-faced interior of a reception room from a 17th-century Cairo mansion.

The Founder, Antonis Benakis, initially started collecting in Egypt at the beginning of the 20th century. At the same time, many similar collections were created in Europe and America, which, in many cases, complement the Benaki Museum collection. The two carved wooden memorial door panels from 8th century Mesopotamia rank amongst the more important objects in the collection, as do the unique reed wat from 10th -century Tiberias, the small brass box bearing the signature of Ismail ibn al-Ward al-Mausili dated 1200, the bronze astrolabe of Ahmad ibn al-Sarraj dated 1328/29, and the famous 16th century velvet saddle from Bursa.
  • Enjoy a dazzling artwork collection, named amoung the top 10 of its kind
  • Art from as far as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Egypt and Spain
  • See the two carved wooden memorial door panels from Mesopotamia
  • Admire the famous 16th century velvet saddle from Bursa
  • Housed on a stunning neoclassical building complex
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    22 Ag.Asomaton & 12 Dipilou st.10553 Athens
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