Life in a Cup: Coffee Culture in the Islamic World

  • through September 18, 2022
  • The British Museum
Life in a Cup: Coffee Culture in the Islamic World explores the traditions that make coffee : way of life in parts of the Islamic world. Coffeehouses emerged as meeting places where people of different social positions, ethnicities and religions could meet on an equal footing around a cup of coffee. Fondness for coffee prevailed and became the essence of hospitality, governed by strict etiquette.
Queen Nefertari's Egypt
Queen Nefertari's Egypt
through July 17, 2022
The Trustees of the British Museum
Brass coffee pot with a hinged lid, long spout and curved handle of copper alloy and brass, from Syria.  24 centimeters x 20 centimeters x 9.20 centimeters. The faceted body of the coffeepot has scalloped applique metal sheets close to the base; the body, lid, handle and spout are all decorated with chased floral and geometric patterns.

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