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Explore exceptional pieces of Islamic metalwork, highly renowned in Europe during the Renaissance.

Dating from the 13th to 16th centuries, ten remarkable highlights from The Courtauld’s extensive collection of Islamic metalwork are some of the finest examples of this intricate craft from modern-day Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and Turkey.

Highlights on display include the rare Courtauld Bag, made in Mosul (present-day northern Iraq) in around 1300-1330 for a noble lady of the Persian-Mongol court, a pair of important Venetian candlesticks and a bowl-shaped box that is the only known example to have a dual-language signature.

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The Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4DB

01225 388588


Opening times

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun and bank holidays 11am-5pm

Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

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