Masterpieces of Persian Art.

Pope, Arthur Upham.

Book ID: 24574


4to. vi, [2], 204 pp., colour frontis, 155 b/w plates, 7 colour plates, cloth backed pictorial boards, fitted in slip case with one colour plate tipped in, title gilt spine, slipcase rubbed at corners, light foxing to endpapers, otherwise copy clean inside and in very good condition, The Dryden Press, New York, first edition, 1945.


This volume commemorate and in part records the Exhibition of Persian art held in New York, April to July,1940, partly organaized by Pope himself It covers prehistoric painted pottery, Luristan, Azerbaijian and Achaemenid periods, the Sassanian silver, pottery and metal. Also the arts of the Islamic book illuminations, wood-work, carved stone, Seljuq textiles and Carpets. [ Creswell 534; Ghani 679.]

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