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September 17, 2000 – February 29, 2004
Museum: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Location: Sublevel 1
On view are a group of 27 inlaid precious metal objects from the Nuhad Es-Said Collection, considered one of the finest collections of Islamic metalwork in private hands. Objects include vessels, ewers, candlesticks, incense burners, and containers made by Islamic artists working between the 10th and 19th centuries in the lands emcompassed by present day Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. These objects are on long-term loan to the Sackler and are on view for the first time in The United States.