A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930 - Antiques & Collectibles - 287 pages
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 The first history of Mohammedan decorative arts to appear in English, this publication from 1930 highlights The Metropolitan Museum of Art's strong Islamic art collection with over 170 works discussed. The diverse selection objects spans over twelve centuries and includes richly illuminated manuscripts, colorful glazed pottery, and intricate woven carpets, among others. Dimand contextualizes Mohammedan decorative arts within the history of Islam and its spread across the world, from the Middle East to Egypt and India.

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Contents

Historical Introduction
3
Ornament
10
Calligraphy
66
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