Art of the Near East is represented in the museum by an excellent collection covering the 7th to19th centuries which includes several exquisite masterpieces.
For instance, a small group of metal artifacts from the time of the Abbasid caliphate in Iran includes some unique bronze vessels, including an aquamanile in the form of an eagle, regarded as the earliest precisely dated bronze object from the Islamic period.
Aquamanile in the Form of an Eagle
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