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Gallery 33: Arts of the Near East

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed 24th December to 27th December 2021 and 31st December 2021 to 1st January 2022 inclusive closed Gallery closures and collection updates


This gallery displays an important collection of applied arts from the Islamic world, including a selection of prayer rugs, glass and metalwork as well as a wide range of ceramics, representing many of the most significant achievements of Islamic potters throughout the last 1400 years.

The collection includes examples of pottery used for both domestic and religious purposes of several different types, from different geographic regions, for example Turkish Iznik pottery and lusterware from the Middle East. A highlight of the gallery is a Syrian, or possibly Egyptian, Mosque lamp.

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Selected objects in gallery Gallery 33: Arts of the Near East

An image of Jug



An image of Mosque lamp

Mosque lamp


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