Islamic Metalworkers and Their Works.

Mayer, L. A.

Book ID: 18134


4to. 126 pp., [1], 15 b/w plates, half-title, original green cloth, title gilt on spine & front cover, extended biblio, copy in mint condition, Albert Kundig, Geneva, first edition, 1959.


A major survey covering metalworkers in the Islamic World from the first to the thirteenth century of Hijra. A list of prominent craftsmen in the field is published, together with an extended bibliography. The author explains the signature of each artist, their social status, the forgeries, and the Veneto-Saracenic school. [Creswell, 919].

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