Catalogue Général du Musée Arabe du Caire. Objets en Cuivre.

Wiet, Gaston. 1997-1971.

Book ID: 36128


4to. viii, 315 pp., 76 pp b/w plates hors text, French text with some Arabic words, publisher’s original hard back binding, index, covers soiled, spine and edges slightly flaked, wear and tear to edges, inside clean and tight, copy in very good condition internally, Musée National de l’Art Arabe, Imprimerie de L’Institut Francais D’Archeologie Orientale, Cairo, first edition, 1932.


Gaston Wiet (1887-1971), a leading specialist in Islamic art. He worked between 1909 and 1911 with the Institut Français d’Archeologie 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.
Besides cataloguing all the Islamic objects in copper and bronze available to him at the Cairo museum, Prof. Wiet, gives a chronological list of all such objects that are known to him, with a reference to any publication relating to each and certain other details, and in addition he gives a number of lists of these that fall under various headings: such as those signed by their makers, marked with the date or place of manufacture, the name of some particular monarch, and so forth… Accordingly, the book becomes a most valuable aid to the study of Islamic works in copper.
[cambridge/journal-of-the-royal-asiatic-society/Volume 66, Issue 4, October 1934, pp. 848].

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