Nishapur: Glass of the Early Islamic Period by Jens Kröger

By Jens Kröger

The urban of Nishapur, situated in jap Iran, used to be a spot of political value in medieval instances and a flourishing middle of paintings, crafts, and alternate. Excavated through the Iranian day trip of the Metropolitan Museum in 1935-40 and back in 1947, the location yielded a wealth of artifacts. This quantity is the fourth in a chain issued through the Museum to put up the excavated reveals. The gadgets at the moment are divided among The Metropolitan Museum of paintings in manhattan and the Iran Bastan Museum in Tehran. The Nishapur reveals date from exactly the time while Islamic glass-making in Iran used to be at its most interesting. Glass items of exceptional caliber have been unearthed, in addition to an strangely huge variety of unpretentious, strictly useful vessels that evoke the way of life in their vendors. the 1st component of the e-book surveys glass of the early Islamic interval during the close to East, examines the excavation websites at Nishapur, and discusses the importance of the Nishapur glass findings. within the catalogue part, the several glass-decorating recommendations are defined and the glass items stumbled on at Nishapur are defined, illustrated in images and line drawings, and analyzed for type and impact, with supplementary illustrations and entire references to the scholarly literature. An appendix contributed by means of Robert H. Brill of the Corning Museum of Glass uses chemical analyses to shed additional mild at the glass discovered at Nishapur.

The e-book additionally features a map and location plans, a word list, a concordance, and an intensive bibliography.

(This e-book used to be initially released in 1995/96.)

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