Swords exhibition at MIA

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) yesterday [May 14th, 2013] unveiled a collection of swords valued for their rarity, beauty and historical significance at the opening of Steel and Gold: Historic Swords from the MIA Collection. Ghada Al Sayegh, exhibition coordinator, said the expo sheds light on the importance of swords not as weapons but objects of fashion and masterpieces as design. The objects, she said belong to MIA’s permanent collection, most of which have never been on display.

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