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An Illustrated Manuscript Page
An Illustrated Manuscript Page

The manuscript page is illustrated with a drawing in black ink that portrays two warriors standing beside a tree with many branches, upon which two birds in a back to back position

Paper

Arabesque Jar Filter
Arabesque Jar Filter

This beautifully decorated jar filter with entwined, stylized foliage is executed in openwork.

Filter of Water Jug

Black Ink Drawing of Man in a Turban
Black Ink Drawing of Man in a Turban

The black ink drawing on an irregular piece of paper depicts a man with detailed features in a turban and baggy trousers.

Paper

Bottle for Medical Purpose
Bottle for Medical Purpose

This small bottle made of transparent glass was used for medical purposes such as urine and drug test examination.

Surgical or Medical Implement

Bottom of a Vessel with a Bird
Bottom of a Vessel with a Bird

This pot bottom painted under glaze has a drawing of a bird in brown color. The bird is spreading its wings.

Bottom of Vessel

Bowl Decorated With a Drinking Scene
Bowl Decorated With a Drinking Scene

This glazed faience bowl is decorated with a drinking scene, represented in the Fatimid style with a person holding a calyx.

Bowl

Brass Candlestick with Three Legs
Brass Candlestick with Three Legs

This brass candlestick is supported on three legs, surmounted by a metal disk adorned with six circles. The circles are ornamented with incised floral patterns surrounded by designs that resemble Kufic inscriptions. The legs of the candlestick are formed in the shape of human feet.

Candlestick

Brass Lamp in the Shape of Pigeons
Brass Lamp in the Shape of Pigeons

A lamp in the shape of a bird that resembles pigeons has a round opening on the tail through which the oil is poured. This opening is also used for inserting the wick, which when ignited, gives light.

Lamp

Candlestick of Ibn Mekky
Candlestick of Ibn Mekky

This bronze candlestick is supported on three zoomorphic, or animal form, legs. It is decorated with arabesque, or elaborate, designs and inscriptions in foliated, or leaf-like, Kufic.

Candlestick

Censer with Chains
Censer with Chains

A censer that is supported on three legs. The body of the censer is decorated with figures of six human faces in high relief: the faces are those of three men and three children.

Censer

Ceramic Plate
Ceramic Plate

This plate is made of ceramic. The lower part is decorated by multicolored lines. The bottom is decorated with cross form in the center by a figure of a large flower with four petals.

Dish

Clay Jar Filter
Clay Jar Filter

This clay jar filter is decorated with a composite creature performed on a perforated background.

Filter of Water Jug

Clay Jar Filter
Clay Jar Filter

This clay jar filter is decorated with a star formed of two intersecting triangles executed in openwork.

Filter of Water Jug

Clay Jar Filter with Geometrical Patterns
Clay Jar Filter with Geometrical Patterns

A clay jar filter with beautiful geometric patterns; in the middle of the filter there is a group of perforated triangles.

Filter of Water Jug

Clay Jar Opening
Clay Jar Opening

This mouth of a clay jar is containing a filter. The filter is decorated with a bird like a peacock on a perforated background to allow the flow of water.

Filter of Water Jug

Clay Oil Container
Clay Oil Container

A clay oil container with a conical body and a pointed base, and was probably meant to be placed on a stand. It has a short neck and a narrow opening for pouring the oil.

Domestic Utensils

Clay Oil Lamp
Clay Oil Lamp

This lamp has a round body with the handle in the center, together with an opening by means of which it could be filled with oil.

Lamp

Collection of Bone Pieces with Black Inscriptions
Collection of Bone Pieces with Black Inscriptions

Bone was used as a writing material among ordinary people. This collection was inscribed in black ink with medical prescriptions or magical talismans.

Organic Remains

Collection of Clay Oil Lamps
Collection of Clay Oil Lamps

A collection of clay oil lamps are used for indoor lighting, they also function as heaters during cold nights. Oil lamps like these were widespread in the Islamic World, particularly among the common people.

Lamp

Collection of Islamic Golden Coins
Collection of Islamic Golden Coins

A collection of Islamic golden coins were struck in various cities around the Islamic world. These particular dinars are dated to Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid and Mamluk periods.

Coin

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