The al-Sabah Collection Abroad

Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting

The exhibition Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting is the first to explore Islamic art within the frame of its culinary traditions. Curated by Linda Komaroff and organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), it features over 250 works from public and private collections across the world. The exhibition celebrates gourmet culture in Islamic courts. Objects on display include recipe manuscripts, tableware, and dining apparel. The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyah, Kuwait loaned thirteen objects including serving spoons, ceramic bowls, and a folio from a book that dates back to 1315 AD. The exhibition is open from December 17, 2023 to August 4, 2024.

INV.no. LNS 17 MS b
Folio from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechani Razzaz al-Jazari
Probably Iraq
AD December 1315
AH Ramadan 715

INV.no. LNS 903 C
Conical bottle of the “Kashan” type East Iranian World, Kashan
AD circa 1170-1200
AH circa 565-597

INV.no. LNS 211 C
Lustre-painted Fritware bowl with Persian verses Kashan, Iran
AD Early 13th century
AH Early 7th century 

INV.no. LNS 298 C
Bowl of the “Rayy” type, with slightly curving and flaring side walls Iranian World, Kashan
AD second half 12th century 
AH second half 6th century 

INV.no. LNS 187 C
Underglaze painted frit-ware albarello Syria, probably Damascus
AD second half 14th century 
AH second half 8th century 

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