Museum of Islamic Art
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Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art is located in the Arab-Norman Zisa Castle. It collects objects of Islamic art from Sicily and the Mediterranean area, produced between the 1149th and XNUMXth centuries. The museum exhibits objects produced in the period of the Arab domination in Sicily (XNUMXth century - XNUMXth century), but the collection is mainly made up of objects of Islamic art from the subsequent period of Norman domination (XNUMXth century - XNUMXth century), when the of Islamic culture in Sicily was still very strong. Among the notable pieces of the collection are various tools and furnishings in brass, gold and silver, wooden musharabia and a Christian stone inscription of XNUMX in four languages: Hebrew, Latin, Byzantine Greek and Arabic, which testifies to the multi-ethnicity of medieval Palermo. The works on display come from different countries of the Mediterranean basin.


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