Comprising a collection of priceless Islamic artefacts originating from 16th-17th century Hungary, Spectacle and Splendour – Ottoman Masterpieces from the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest, displays exquisite examples of early Ottoman craftsmanship, including embroidered luxury textiles, bejewelled ceremonial weapons and elaborately crafted horse saddles. The rare pieces present visitors with a window into the powerful and sophisticated lives of Ottoman and Hungarian elites some 500 years ago, as well as provide a unique insight into methods of workmanship perfected by local craftsmen at the time. The exhibition captures a period of Hungarian history traversing the central and southern regions of the country – once under the Ottoman rule – to secure the finest items from workshops in order to display their power, authority and sophistication.
Sharjah Museum Of Islamic Civilisation Showcases Ottoman Treasures
Spectacle and Splendour: Ottoman Masterpieces from the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest is unveiled at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
The exhibition runs until January, 19, 2017. For further information on the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation click here.