ISLAM: Arms & Armour from the Federick Stibbert Collection, through November 9, 2014

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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.

Samurai!

ISLAM: Arms & Armour from the Federick Stibbert Collection

Through November 9, 2014.

Stibbert Museum
Via Stibbert, 26, Florence – ITALY

www.museostibbert.it

Hours: Monday, Wednesday 10-14; FridaySunday 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.

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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