Metalwork from the Arab World and the MediterraneanRegular price SFr. 75.00 Sale price Save SFr. -75.00
Metalwork from the Arab World and the Mediterranean
Thames & Hudson, 2021
A remarkable collection of metalwork from the Mediterranean, Iraq, Iran, and the Indian subcontinent, published here for the first time. This volume, the latest in the series on the treasures of The Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, presents metalwork made in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Yemen from the early Islamic period through the end of the Ottoman era in the nineteenth century. The pieces include exquisite platters, serving vessels, candlesticks, and pen boxes produced for royal courts, but also many beautifully decorated bronze domestic items, such as bowls, lunch boxes, door knockers, buckets, and lamps.
Rooted in earlier artistic traditions from the Mediterranean, Iraq, Iran, and the Indian subcontinent, the metalwork traditions in this book reflect the complex history of the Arab world following the advent of Islam. This beautifully illustrated volume features many important unpublished pieces and is essential reading for specialists, but it will fascinate and inform anyone with an interest in Islamic culture and history, metalwork, and the decorative arts of the Arab world.
English - 340 Pages – 22 x 27.6 cm – 2 Kg