Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria Brews Up Coffee Exhibit
The exhibition includes 32 pieces in total, 15 of which are golden cups and 17 decorated cup-holders that draw from the classic French Rococo style.
The Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria has unveiled an exhibition that, well, we think is pretty out of the box. Under the title ‘Your Royal Coffee’, a temporary exhibition showcasing a coffee set from King Farouk's private collection.
The exhibition includes 32 pieces in total, 15 of which are golden cups (super bougie) and 17 decorated cup-holders that draw from the classic French Rococo style. The exhibition is scheduled to run for three months.
The museum's Director General explained that the exhibition is part of a series of temporary exhibits that the museum holds periodically to shed light on some of the artifacts they have in store.
The Royal Jewelry Museum in and of itself is a spectacle to behold. It remains one of the most important European-style architectural masterpieces in Egypt, and was built by Italian engineer Antonio Lachiac in 1919. The museum was originally a palace belonging to Princess Fatima Haider, one of the princesses of the Muhammad Ali family. It was only converted into a museum in 1986 and houses 1,045 pieces of gold and silver jewellery and precious stones belonging to the family of Muhammad Ali Pasha.
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