Gurgan Faiences.

Bahrami, Mehdi.

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Book ID: 26058

ISBN:      0939214547

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4to. 134 pp., 98 monochrome plates, 33 figures in text, foreword by Ernest Kuehnel, contemporary cloth, title gilt on spine, gilt motifs on upper and lower cover, Islamic Art reprint series, No. 1, Mazda Publishers, California, 1988.

Synopsis

An important piece of research into 12th and 13th century Iranian ceramics. The industrial city of Gurgan had not, prior to Dr. Bahrami’s research, been linked to faience production, but his extensive work with the excavations there uncovered dramatic evidence that it was an important ceramics center. The excavated pottery included a large number of impressive, intact specimens, as well as the usual wasters, sherds and kiln remnants. Dr. Bahrami was the Curator of Islamic Art at the Teheran Museum and the author of several other books and catalogs on Islamic art. A general history and study of the faience from Gurgan, a town situated south of the Caspian Sea. Gurgan was the Ceramic center of the midde Islamic period of the 12th and 13th centuries. [Creswell 759 for the first edition of 1949].

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