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Robert Mouawad Private Palace Museum - read text in arabic

The Robert Mouawad Private Museum, formerly known as Henri Pharaon palace, where carved stone, polychrome marble, painted wood, old metallic objects, Chinese porcelain, Islamic pottery, Phoenician statues, Greco-Roman steles, Byzantine capitals, jewelry, books and manuscripts cohabit in matchless harmony, surrounded by palm trees, cypresses, pines, and olive trees.

GROUND FLOOR

1 - 1st room on the left (The Dining Room)

· Around the table (designed by Henry Pharaon) was sketched and co-signed by Lebanese leaders the first Lebanese national flag.

· A carved stone chimney (Damascus, Syria, Kouatli Palace. End XVIIIth c.)

· A wooden iconostasis sculpted and painted (Orthodox Church, Asia Minor,

XVIth c) decorating the top of the door.

2 - South Wing (left)

· Islamic Pottery (Syria, Persia. XIIth - XIVth c.)

· Metal Objects (Syria, Egypt, Turkey. XIIth - XIVth c., XVIth - XIXth c.)

3 - China’s Gallery

Chinese Porcelain (China, XVth - XIXth c.)

4 - Excelsior

The 2nd largest diamond in the world (1893)

5 - China’s Gallery

Chinese Porcelain (China, XVth - XIXth c.)

6 - West Wing:

On the left: Byzantine reliquary (Syria, Vth c - VIth c.)
At the bottom: blown glassware (Ist. B. C. - IVth c. A. D.)

7 - Two galleries devoted to antique jewelry: Mr. Robert Mouawad collection

Staircase decorated:

· By Carpets (Turkey, XVIIIth - XIXth c.)

· By funerary reliefs (Palmyra, Syria, Ist. B. C. - IIIrd c. A. D.)

FIRST FLOOR

1 - 1st room on the left
Funerary reliefs (Hierapolis; now Membij - Syria, Ist c.)


2 - The Library:
Printed books and manuscripts from the collection of Camille Aboussouan.

· The Code of Justinian XVth c. (5 vols.)

· Holy Quran printed (Hamburg, 1694)

· Holy Bible in 10 vol. 4 languages (Greek, Latin, Arabic, Aramaic) XVth c.

3 - Metalwork (Lebanon, Syria, Turkey (XVIth - XIXth c.)

4 - Melkite (Greek Catholic) Icons (Aleppo, Syria, XVIIth - XVIIIth c.)

5 - China’s Gallery
Chinese Porcelain (China, XVth - XIXth c.)

6 - Weapons Gallery

Painted wooden window (Aleppo, Syria, late XVIth - early XVIIth c.).
The most beautiful wooden piece of the museum.

7 - China’s Gallery

Chinese Porcelain (China, XVIIth - XIXth c.)
In early thirties, Charles de Gaulle (still commander in the French army) spent 3
days in this room.

8 - Last gallery on the left

Phoenician statuettes (South Lebanon, Vth - IVth c. B.C.)
Islamic Pottery (Syria, Mesopotamia, XIIth - XIVth c.)

9 - Central Hall

A collection of Carafes and Narghiles (Houkah - Shisha) made in Bohemia for
the countries of the Ottoman Empire (XIXth - XXth c.)

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