Catalogue Géneral du Musée Arabe du Caire. Lampes et Bouteilles en Verre Emaillé.

Wiet, Gaston.

Book ID: 14764


Folio. vii, 193 pp., 92 b/w plates hors text, half-title, biblio, publisher’s original wrappers, half-title page & end leaf lightly soiled, otherwise copy clean inside and in very good condition, reprint of 1929 edition, Organisation Egyptienne Générale du Livre, Musee National de L’Art Arabe, Cairo, second edition, 1982.


Gaston Wiet (1887-1971), a leading specialist in Islamic art. He worked between 1909 and 1911 with the Institut Français d’Archaeologie Orientale in Egypt. After the Second World War he worked with the French forces in Syria and Lebanon producing several studies on Islamic art in Syria and Egypt.
This study covers 78 Islamic lamps beginning with the reign of the Ayyubids Sultan of Aleppo and Damascus Malik Nasser Yusuf (1260).
Ref: Creswell 708.

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