A journey through the lands of the Islamic world, from Turkey, Persia, India Mughal past centuries...
At the Stibbert Museum in Florence, this richly illustrated exhibit presents armors from the Islamic collection of the Museum from the late 15th-early 19th centuries, offering the possibility to discover the history, the characteristics, and grandeur of ancient Islamic armature. This unique and extraordinary world is brought to life thanks to the huge passion of collector Frederick Stibbert, with one of the rarest collections of Islamic arms and armor in the world. Many cultures rooted in Islam are represented here with artifacts of great beauty, unique to the technology used in metalworking, made even more precious by the insertion of precious stones and metals in gold and silver.
ISLAM: Arms & Armour from the Federick Stibbert Collection
Through November 9, 2014.
Via Stibbert, 26, Florence – ITALY
Hours: Monday, Wednesday 10-14; Friday–Sunday 10-18; closed Thursday
Admission: € 8, 6 € (reduced) includes a visit to the museum
The catalogue of the exhibit, by Francesco Civita, is published by Centro Di.