26 avril 2018

A Timurid carved pottery border tile fragment, Central Asia, Samarqand or Bukhara, late 14th century

LOt 113. A Timurid carved pottery border tile fragment, Central Asia, Samarqand or Bukhara, late 14th century; 28.2 by 30 by 5.2cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP (5,722 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018 fragmentary, carved in deep relief, decorated in turquoise and white glazes with scrolling palmettes, remnants of a foliate inscription and border band. Provenance: Private collection, Germany, since 1982. Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, London, 25 Apr 2018

23 avril 2018

Intriguing Vatican and Sharjah Museum collections explore Islamic faith and culture

Taqsireh (Lady festive jacket), Palestine, late 19th or early 20th century, Vatican Anima Mundi Museum, inv. 112314.  Photo © Vatican Museums.  CANBERRA.- Fine embroidered textiles, camel and horse saddles, musical instruments and carved amulets, headline a new exhibition on view at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, which showcases intriguing objects from the Anima Mundi Museum, the section of the Vatican Museums devoted to extra-European collections, and the Sharjah... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2018

Smithsonian's Freer/Sackler weaves together traditional and contemporary fashion

WASHINGTON, DC.- “To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia,” is on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery March 24–July 29. Traditional 19-century ikat coats and panels from the Sackler’s collections, a gift of Guido Goldman, encourage visitors to explore the techniques and traditions that produced the Central Asian textiles. Alongside these historical objects are a number of Oscar de la Renta (1932– 2014) garments on loan from the Collection of Annette de la Renta and the Oscar de la Renta Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2017

A kneeling prince, Bukhara, Late 16th century and Mughal India, 17th century

Lot 52. A Kneeling Prince, Bukhara, Late 16th century and Mughal India, 17th century. Estimate £30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the prince kneels in a landscape wearing gold embroidered robes with a series of daggers tucked into his belt, a falcon perches on his right arm, laid down between blue and cream borders and gold, black and white rules on wide gold-speckled blue borders, a later owner's stamp in the lower... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

"A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti" on view at Harvard Art Museums

Chess versus Backgammon, illustrated folio from an Anthology of Persian Treatises, Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period, 1427. Ink, colors, silver, and gold on paper. Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence. Photo: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; © President and Fellows of Harvard College. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- This focused exhibition features illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios that were collected in the early 20th century... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2013

The Cleveland Museum of Art opens new north wing gallery to the public

Silk Ikat-Velvet Woman’s Robe, Munisak, 1850–75. Uzbekistan, Bukhara. (Cleveland Museum of Art) CLEVELAND - Featuring 423 works, the new north wing gallery is the second to last portion of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s total renovation and expansion. The exhibition is located in the museum’s new north wing galleries that are located on the second floor adjacent to the newly constructed glass atrium. To find the exhibit, head to the escalators at the far end of the atrium, turn left at the top and left again just before reaching... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2012

Detached album folio; recto: youth reading; verso: folio of poetry, 16th century. Bukhara, Safavid period. Uzbekistan

Detached album folio; recto: youth reading; verso: folio of poetry, 16th century. Bukhara, Safavid period. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. H: 18.2 W: 9.8 cm. Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Purchase F1931.14 © 2012 Smithsonian Institution
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