Moorish figurine coin bank. Found in Saint Augustine, Florida. Date unknown.
3 1/4″ high x 2 1/2″ wide.
Bronze Moorish figurine on pedestal in running pose. Found in West Palm beach, Florida.
Moorish figurine serpent pin. Made from sterling silver with a gold vermeil finish and hand set with peridot, topaz and citrine stones. Found at an estate sale in Los Angeles, California.
3 1/4″ high x 2″ wide.
Bethesda terrace arcade is located in Central Park, in New York City. It was built using the science of Moorish architecture. The terrace looks out over Central Park lake.
These wooden Moorish enclosed balconies can be found on buildings in central Lima, Peru which is a UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) world heritage site.
Polychrome wooden Moorish figurine. Date unknown. 59″ high.
The Moorish tower, commonly referred to as Newport Tower is a stone tower located in Touro Park in Newport, Rhode Island.
The tower is supported by eight cylindrical columns that form stone arches, two of which are slightly broader than the other six. The style of architecture, including the arches is obviously Moorish. Above the arches and inside the tower is evidence of a floor that once supported an interior chamber.
The tower was designed to keep time and keep up with aspects of the sun, moon and stars.
The tower can be seen here on the seal of the USS Newport, a US Navy vessel. The Latin writing on the seal, “Magni Nominis Umbra” translates to “shadow of a great name”
“Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors” by James Reston, Jr. Published by Anchor Books in 2006.
Hassan Ben Ali “Moorish Caravan” circus posters. The “Moorish Caravan” was a group of Moorish acrobats and entertainers that traveled around the United States. Made c.1890.
Actor Stepin Fetchit aka Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry(1902–1985) wearing a Fez, in the movie “Charlie Chan in Egypt” released by 20th Century Fox in 1935.
BOZAK B-302A Moorish Concerto V Speakers. The cabinet of the speakers is designed using a Moorish arch frame, with a walnut finish. Made in 1977. 27″ High x 30″ Wide.
16th century Moorish astrolabe postcard from the Adler planetarium & museum in Chicago. Dated 1930.
“The Moorish Whore“, a novel by Rebekah Scott. Published by Peaceable Publishing, in 2012.
Sheik Ron – “I Am” music video, directed by Yellow Flash Media.
“Moorish Vanguard Concert” was a Moorish-American funk band from Philadelphia, that released a single named “The Sunset Of Your Love”, in 1977 on Country Eastern Music.
Members L-R: Jason Bey(Guitar), Melvin El(Trombone), Lewis “Sonny” Bey(Drums), Barbara Bey(Vocals), Harry El(Trumpet), Frank Bey (Vocals), Bernard Bey(Bass).
To hear the song and get more information about the band, click here.
Pair of Moorish figurines, said to have been made in Italy, in the early 19th century. 11″ High. Found at an estate sale in Stamford, CT.
Moorish figurines on the porch of the Plumb-Bronson house, in Hudson, NY. The house was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2003. The photo was taken in 1865.
Gold gilt sterling Moorish figurine pin, with faceted glass stones. Signed “Sterling (F.H.). Found at an estate sale in San Francisco, CA. Date unknown.
Sheik Ron – “Moslem Of The West” Mixtape. Download here.
Chrome Moorish figurine bracelet. Date unknown.
From the postcard: “Moorish Decoration in Buffet, Brevoort Hotel Chicago”. Dated August 14, 1908
The Brevoort hotel in Chicago, Illinois was known for it’s Moorish themed “Crystal Bar”.