As well as being objects of great age and beauty, the ceramics in the museum were also meant to be used.
From humble kitchen wares to elaborate tile panels, ceramics were a vital part of everyday life in the Islamic world.
They exemplify the external influences and internal creativity that inspired this flourishing of ceramic design over 12 centuries.
Inspired by MIA Video - A Sphinx-Shaped Lusterware Ewer
A short talk by Dr Leslee Katrina Michelsen