METALWORK OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD James W.Allan

118,00

The Aron Collection

Sotheby’s – London, 1986

Sotheby’s – London. First printing, 1986 (33×25 cm), pp 168. All photographs by Valerio Ricciardi. With colour illustrations and many black and white photographs, maps and 57 drawings. Near Fine in Very Good, with acetate dust jacket. 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 A highlight is a hitherto unpublished incense burner by a Mosuli craftsman of the 13th century.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. English text.

 

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