On the piano nobile of Palazzo Brancaccio is the National Collection of Oriental Art. On the right before going upstairs, is the nymphaeum designed by Francesco Gal, who was also
charged with the interior decoration of the palace. The museum charts the history of the Orient starting with the Near and Middle East, particularly Iran. The first section of the exhibition is especially interesting, it dlustratecthrough artefacts from Shahr-i-Sokta daily life in the third to the second millennitri 3C: social organisation, pottery, tools, the working of semi-precious stones. The neighbouring rooms are dedicated to areas of western Iran: note the intricate zoomorphic figures in bronze from Luristan. Two other sections are devoted to exhibits from the Far East, notably Tibet and Nepal, Gandhara and finally China.