A prized collection of historical Islamic artefacts and art pieces, including a 300-year-old rifle and various astrological instruments are on display this Ramadan at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi in an exhibition organised by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB).
The History of Islamic Art and Science exhibition is open to the public during the Holy Month of Ramadan, and portrays iconic artifacts – allowing visitors to learn about their origins, history and their use in the Islamic culture and tradition.
The exhibition provides a stimulating insight into the journey of Islam through the ages. It includes pieces from the Moghul eras, as well as ornamental pieces from Islamic civilizations such as the Abbasid, Ottoman and Umayyad periods.
Among the pieces is a 250-year-old Astrolabe — an astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky. There is also an ancient red copper ball inscribed with astronomical insignia and inscriptions used by Indian astronomers. Among the weapons are a pure steel Ottoman pistol, dating back to the 18th century, and a 300-year-old Jezail rifle made entirely of wood and metal. The exhibition also includes well preserved examples of pottery and ceramics that are over 700 years old.
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