Female Clay Figure, 500 BC.
This rare horse bridle, made of circular gold and bronze pieces, was found in Mleiha and dates to 150-200 BC. It is believed that the owner of this rare piece was very rich and possibly royalty.
A small clay jar containing eight pieces of gold including: earrings, a ring and a piece of gold paper in the form of a tree. Found in Mleiha, 150 BC.
Antiquities discovered in the Emirate of Sharjah from different time periods and sites, including a pottery jar with three handles, parts of a shell, a set of red garnet beads and Bronze arrows.
Clay pot, found in Mleiha, 200-300 AD.
Artist: Fatma Mohamed Abdulraheem
Kufi style was the dominant priestly script used in early Islamic calligraphy and has specific proportional measurements. This one reads, “Let time do whatever it desires, and be self-satisfied as you receive the act of God.”
Artist: Nargis NourAl-Deen
Jaly Diwani is an ornamental version of the Diwani script, both Ottoman-developed, the Jaly version was originally used in documents connected with the Court. This script reads, “He (Allah) only grants blessings.”
Artist: Hussain AlSary
Jaly Diwani is a difficult script to read, characterized by its abundance of ornamental marks. This work reads, “Essence is inside humans, not inside stones, and contentment is an inexhaustible treasure.”
Artist: Mohamed Mandi
Thuluth script has enjoyed enormous popularity as an ornamental script, some of the oldest copies of the Qur'an were written in Thuluth. This reads, “Al-Jalil,” which means “The Majestic” or “The Sublime” and is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Artist: Fatma Saeed
Thuluth script, whose name means ‘a third,’ is characterized by curved and often intersecting letters
with barbed heads. This calligraphy simply reads, “The Giver.”
Artist: Mohamed Al-Qassab
Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 100 x 120 cm
Artist: Abdulrahim Salim
Abdulrahim Salim’s work is known for stressing the identity of Arab heritage and civilization. He was born in 1955 in Dubai and received a bachelor's degree in fine Arts in 1981 from the University of Cairo, where he specialized in carving. Today, Salim lives and works in Sharjah, UAE. Medium: Oil on canvas. Size: 180 x 180 cm.
Artist: Najat Mekkey
Medium: mixed media on pane Size: 125 x 125 cm
Artist: Ahmed Sharif
Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 90 x 120 cm