The relocation of the minbar
to Hebron gave the city a special devotional significance, attracting Muslims, Christians and Jews. The visitors brought patronage, endowments and donations in generous quantities, although their beneficence was targeted not only at the mosque
and shrine but also at the city itself. The glass mosque
lamp, brass candlesticks and pages from the Qur’an
shown in this exhibition are fine examples of their patronage.