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Metalwork of the Islamic World: The Aron Collection

Metalwork of the Islamic World: The Aron Collection (Hardback)

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This superbly illustrated catalogue of Islamic metalwork from the Aron collection contains forty-four pieces ranging in date from the 9th to the 19th centuries. A highlight is a hitherto unpublished incense burner by a Mosuli craftsman of the 13th century. The catalogue begins with five informative introductory essays in which James Allan discusses Islamic metalwork produced in the Mediterranean area and in the Medieval Yemen, the history of incense burners in the Islamic Near East, the continuing use of classical libation vessels in Islamic culture and finally the complex question of Venetian-Saracenic metalwork. With over fifty drawings of comparative pieces, this book makes an important contribution to the study of Islamic metalwork. A detailed, fully illustrated catalogue of 44 entries ranging from a 9th- to 10th-century Iranian jug to a gilt copper ewer from Turkey, dating from the second half of the 18th century.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt treatments & subjectsReligious subjects depicted in artSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsJewellery & beadcraft Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 12/12/2001 ISBN-13: 9780856673276  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. James .W Allan is Assistant Keeper of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, where he is in charge of the Islamic Collection. He has written many books and articles on Islamic metalwork including Persian Metal Technology, Islamic Metalwork - The Nuhad Es-Said Collection.

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