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MFAH scores Islamic artworks

Douglas Britt of the Houston Chronicle noted that last Friday’s gala fundraiser for the MFAH’s burgeoning Arts of the Islamic World collection netted the MFAH a 15th-century inlaid scribe’s box, an illuminated manuscript of the Ruba’yat of Omar Khayyam, a copy of one of the earliest anatomy atlasses, a 19th-century Turkish lute, and 99 Names, a 2007 sculpture by Iranian-born, New York-based artist Afruz Amighi. Cathy and Vahid Kooros gave the museum an Egyptian brass basin in honor of Vahid’s 105-year-old father, Kazem Koroos.

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