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Turkish Delights:Treasures from the Land of Sultans and Kings

May 18, 2004-October 9, 2004
Location: Weisbord Exhibition Pavilion
Curator: Naama Brosh
Media: Jewelry, clothing, weapons, and dining utensils
For 400 years, from the 15th to the 19th century, the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul was the administrative center of one of the world's greatest empires and the official residence of its rulers. Over the course of the period, countless treasures were amassed there, and a small fraction of these riches were on display in this exhibition: jewelry, clothing, weapons, and dining utensils - all lavishly decorated with gold and precious stones - as well as examples of breathtaking tents used by the sultans for outdoor events. The objects were on loan from the Topkapi Palace Museum, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, and the Military Museum, Istanbul.