Incense Burner from The Courtauld Collection

The End of a Tour of Rare Islamic Metalwork

Post by Sylvie Broussine, Assistant Curator, Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum in Bath is delighted to be the final venue for the touring show, Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld, which was organised by The Courtauld in collaboration with the Subject Specialist Network in Islamic Art and Material Culture, and with support from Art Fund. Showcasing ten extraordinary highlights from The Courtauld’s collection of Islamic metalwork, this exhibition presents a remarkable opportunity see some of the finest examples of this craft from the 13th to 16th centuries from across the Islamic Mediterranean including present-day Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and Turkey. Also on display are two examples of objects made in 16th-century Venice by craftspeople attempting to compete with the exceptional beauty and quality of the metalwares that were exported to Renaissance Europe from the Islamic Mediterranean.

The display, which is running until Sunday 1 August 2021, was originally… Read the full post on the Islamic Art & Material Culture site.