• Metalwork collection

    Metalwork collection


The oldest surviving Islamic astrolabe

A key for the Ka’aba

Doha Hind

War Mask

Much of the metalwork collection is fit for caliphs, emperors and sultans. Highly skilled metalworkers crafted vessels of bronze, brass or steel, which they decorated with gold and silver.

From arms and armour and scientific instruments, to household objects, the collection represents the highest-quality metal work of the Islamic world from the 7th century to modern times.