Glass From Islamic Lands by Stefano Carboni
The al-Sabah Collection

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The geographical and chronological range of the glass holdings of the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah is so comprehensive that it allows a detailed study of this neglected medium in the field of Islamic art. With few exceptions, the collection of over 500 complete or nearly complete objects - the great majority published here for the first time - and a representative selection of fragments are studied and illustrated in the present volume, about 250 of which deserve closer attention and are examined in extensive entries; the remainder is fully described without discussion. This work is therefore a useful reference tool as a descriptive catalogue, in addition to providing a better understanding of Islamic glass in general - both in the framework of the Islamic artistic vocabulary and of glass production worldwide.
 

About Stefano Carboni

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Stefano Carboni is Curator and Administrator in the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Thames & Hudson. 416 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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Part of the al-Sabah Islamic art collection at the Kuwait National Museum, the hundreds of pieces in Glass from Islamic Lands date from the sixth to the 19th century, originated primarily in the Middle East and Asia and had been exported all over the world before the al-Sabah family assembled...

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