Islamic Metalwork by Rachel Ward

Islamic Metalwork by Rachel Ward

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Whether destined for a sultan's palace or provincial household, a vast array of functional and often luxurious metal vessels and utensils have been produced throughout the Islamic world. Although not primarily religious objects, their designs and surface decoration reflect the strong cultural influence of Islam, extending from Spain and North Africa in the west to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent in the east. Craftsmen traditionally lavished as much skill and imagination on beautiful domestic objects as on those commissioned for mosques and shrines. This book traces the range of materials and techniques, decorative motifs and diverse local styles of Islamic metalwork from the seventh to the fifteenth century, with a wealth of illustrations drawn from the British Museum and other major collections.

Rachel Ward is a curator in the Department of Oriental Antiquities in the British Museum. She is the co-author (with I.M. Rogers) of Suleyman the Magnificent.

With 39 color and 60 black and white illustrations.


17cm x 24cm, 128 pages, Softcover, 1993 (Condition: Very Good)


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