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Glass From Islamic Lands The al-Sabah Collection by Stefano Carboni

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Published by Thames & Hudson .
Written in English


  • Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass,
  • Ceramic arts, pottery, glass,
  • Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Exhibition Catalogs,
  • Glassware,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Matòhaf al-Kuwayt al-Waòtanåi,
  • Art,
  • Islamic countries,
  • Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum,
  • Middle Eastern,
  • Catalogs,
  • Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General,
  • Glass & Glassware,
  • Kuwait,
  • Mathaf al-Kuwayt al-Watani

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7654989M
ISBN 100500976066
ISBN 109780500976067

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Summary: "The splendor of Islamic glass is revealed in this publication, the first major study of the subject in over seventy years. Glass objects rarely bear inscriptions that provide vital information, and being so readily portable, they have throughout history been carried far from their place of origin. Summary: Glass from Islamic Lands is the most comprehensive survey of Islamic glass for more than seventy years, based on the superb al-Sabah collection in Kuwait.   Glass from Islamic Lands by Stefano Carboni, , available at Book Depository with free delivery : Stefano Carboni. Summary: This survey of Islamic glass is based on the al-Sabah collection in Kuwait. The work provides close attention to of the glass objects while the remainder are described without discussion. Objects are included from the late 6th century to the 19th century.

This work seeks to reveal the splendour of Islamic glass. It is based on the al-Sabah collection in Kuwait. It includes detailed descriptions of some objects. The discussion extends over a thousand years of history from the legacy of Roman and Sasanian traditions to 19th century India and Iran. “Enameled and Gilded Glass from Islamic Lands.” (October ) Carboni, Stefano. “Takht-i Sulaiman and Tilework in the Ilkhanid Period.” (October ) Carboni, Stefano. “Cut and Engraved Glass from Islamic Lands.” (October ). October Enameled and gilded glass is the best known and historically most treasured type of Islamic glass. The production of such glass was the specialty of the regions controlled by the Ayyubids and the Mamluks (present-day Egypt and Syria) in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Islamic glass from this period has been given relatively little attention by scholars. One exception to this was the work carried out by Carl J. Lamm (–). Lamm catalogued and classified the glass finds from important Islamic sites; for example Susa in Iran (Lamm ), and at Samarra in Iraq (Lamm ). One of the most important discoveries in the field of Islamic glass was a shipwreck dated to .

  In the later Middle Ages, Europeans prized Islamic luxury glasses because of their exotic appearance and technical sophistication, and sometimes because they were believed to be relics from the Holy Land. Fragments of Islamic glass, usually decorated with gilding and enameling, have been unearthed in archeological excavations all over Europe. Glass with marvered trails was produced continuously in Syria and Egypt from the early Islamic period to the fourteenth century.   Glass from Islamic Lands: The al-Sabah Collection at the Kuwait National Museum by Stefano Carboni Paperback £ Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is s: Glass from Islamic lands, Stefano Carboni. , Toronto Public Library.