Facts and Artefacts: Art in the Islamic World, Festschrift by Annette Hagedorn, Avinoam Shalem

By Annette Hagedorn, Avinoam Shalem

The scholarly seek at the paintings of the item is of putting up with curiosity and enjoys a brand new renaissance within the previous few years. This booklet ordinarily explores the artwork and craft of Islamic artefacts and offers to the reader a various diversity of techniques. regardless of this style, within which additionally artefacts of the pre-Islamic, interval in addition to 'orientalized' ecu artefacts of the trendy period are integrated, there's an overarching topic - the linking of the translation of gadgets and their particular aesthetics to textual resources and the purpose of environment them in old and creative context. during this awesome assortment honouring the German pupil of Islamic paintings Jens Kroger on his sixty fifth birthday, Avinoam Shalem and Annette Hagedorn compile contributions from a hugely exclusive team of students of Asiatic, Sasanian, Islamic in addition to ecu artwork historical past. Unpublished artefacts and new interpretations are awarded during this publication.

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Geochemie am Zentrum für Geowissenschaften, Universität Göttingen), Kurt Mengel (Technische Universität Clausthal-Zellerfeld). 3 Keyßler ²1751, p. 14 (“Großer Smaragd”), p. 321 (“Große Schüssel aus Smaragd”). 4 Zahlten 1995, pp. 129-130. 5 See for example: Pahl 1811, pp. 292-293; Schönhuth 1836, p. *. 6 Thiersch 1909, pp. 248-250. 7 Kraus 1887, p. 417-427)—vielleicht des noch erhaltenen, früher für einen echten Smaragd gehaltenen, angeblich von Karl d. Gr. geschenkten Steines …”. an emerald of glass 23 to the eulogistic poem by the Reichenau monk Purchart.

All this makes glass one of the most difficult fields in Islamic art. Glass forgeries are often the most spectacular types, with impressive decorations or unusual shapes. g. Henderson 1995 or Brill 2001. 4 kjeld von folsach is difficult to localise and date because the pieces are so simple and universal in shape and decoration. For the most part, glass experts consequently find themselves in a situation that was common in most other fields of art history in the first half of the twentieth century.

75,5, and Johanna Zick-Nissen, in Osiris, Kreuz und Halbmond, Die drei Religionen Ägyptens, (catalogue of an exhibition: Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Kestner-Museum Hannover), Mainz, 1984, no. 196, and colour plate p. 213, dated first half 4th/10th century; or the small bottle in the al-Sabah Collection in Kuwait, in London Exh. 1976, p. 126, no. 106, dated late 4th/10th-early 5th/11th century. Venice, Tesoro di San Marco, inv. no. 106. (Fig. 2) A Small Dish Origin and date uncertain Diameter: 119 mm; height: 2 mm Bibliography: Pasini, San Marco Tesoro I (1885), p.

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