The al-Sabah Collection, presented here, covers a chronology of some 6,000+ years. The original collection of art from the Islamic world contains more than 18,000 pieces – collected from every geographic area and dynastic period of the Islamic world through the 19th century CE. This collection also covers every media option – from ceramics to wood. The second, more recent, additions feature some 5,300 objects from the same geographic region but created in pre-Islamic periods. It includes pieces in all relevant media from the early Bronze Age through Late Antiquity. In addition, The al-Sabah Collection includes more than 12,000 numismatic objects and more than 15,000 rare and reference books.