The Golden Disk of Heaven: Metalwork of Timurid Iran

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Published by Mazda Publishers, PO Box 2603, 3100 Airway Ave., Suite 137, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Provides a systematic study of the forms, techniques, decorative vocabulary, and epigraphy of a body of metalwork produced in Iran under the reign of the Timurid dynasty and within the milieu of Timurid court-sponsored art. Relates this material to the overall development of Iranian metalwork from the middle of the 12th through the early 16th century. The author is associated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780939214846
  • Publisher: Mazda Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Series: Persian Art Series, #2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 310

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Earlier Iranian Metalwork: An Overview 1
Ch. 2 The Earliest Timurid Wares: Metalwork from the Shrine Complex of Khwajah Ahmad Yasawi 17
Ch. 3 Timurid Metalwork: Typological, Technical, Aesthetic, and Epigraphic Considerations 51
Ch. 4 The Timurid Style of Metalwork 85
Ch. 5 The Timurid Legacy 121
Ch. 6 The Role of Timurid Metalwork: Timurid Art, Craftsmen and Patronage 139
Catalogue 145
Appendix I 237
Appendix II 251
Bibliography 271
List of Illustrations 287
Index 295
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