al-Sabah Collection masterworks on display in Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is playing host to masterpieces from Kuwait’s al-Sabah Collection, "one of the greatest collections of Islamic art in the world." The show runs until January 26, 2014. (photos)

More than 60 pieces, from the 8th through 18th centuries, will be showcased in Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, including "spectacular Mughal jewelry, illuminated manuscripts, exquisite ceramics, and intricately decorated ceiling panels, carpets, glass and metalwork, paintings, architectural fragments, scientific instruments, and works on paper."

A short slideshow from the exhibit is available on the museum's website.