30 juillet 2019

‘Pirates and Slaves in the Mediterranean’ on view at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

Detail from: Emperor Charles V's campaign against Tunis: Taking of La Goletta. Cardboard as a template for tapestries made on behalf of the governor Maria of Hungary. Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, 1546/1550, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery, Inv.-No. 2043 © KHM-MUSEUMSVERBAND Innsbruck - The exhibition invites you to embark on an adventurous journey across the Mediterranean, conducted by Barbary corsairs and privateers: It tells the story of famous pirates during the early modern period, but... [Lire la suite]

07 juillet 2019

The Rise of Islamic Art at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

Border tiles with arabesques, Syria, Damascus, Ottoman period, late 16th century or early 17th century. Founder's Collection, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. On the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Calouste Gulbenkian, this exhibition seeks to understand the growing fascination with Orientalism developed by the collector and his contemporaries, through masterpieces of Islamic art from the Founder's Collection and other important international collections. This exhibition draws on the Museum’s Islamic art... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2019

Two Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery tiles, Damascus, Syria, 15th Century

Lot 24. Two Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery tiles, Damascus, Syria, 15th Century; width of the larger 19.5 cm. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,500). © Bonhams 2001-2019 each of hexagonal form, decorated in cobalt-blue, turquoise and black, the first with a central rosette surrounded by floral sprays, the second with a spray consisting of four large palmette motifs issuing from leafy tendrils. Provenance: Sarl Marambat-de Malfosse, Toulouse, 23 June 2017, lot 3.Formerly in a private French... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2019

A Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery tile, Damascus, Syria, 15th Century

Lot 23. A Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery tile, Damascus, Syria, 15th Century; width 19.5 cm. Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000 (€ 3,500 - 4,600). © Bonhams 2001-2019 of hexagonal form, decorated in cobalt-blue on a white ground with a six-pointed star, the central hexagon containing a flowerhead, the interstices with geometric motifs. Provenance: Sarl Marambat-de Malfosse, Toulouse, 23 June 2017, lot 3.Formerly in a private French collection, Toulouse. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art Including The Lion and... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2019

Two Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery tiles, Damascus, Syria, 15th Century

Lot 22. Two Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery tiles, Damascus, Syria, 15th Century; width of the larger 19.9 cm. Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,500). © Bonhams 2001-2019 each of hexagonal form decorated in cobalt-blue, turquoise and black, the first with a six-pointed star containing a floral motif, the second with a central rosette surrounded by floral sprays, each with turquoise border. Provenance: Sarl Marambat-de Malfosse, Toulouse, 23 June 2017, lot 3.Formerly in a private French... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2019

A Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery tile, Damascus, Syria, 15th Century

Lot 21. A Mamluk underglaze-painted pottery tile, Damascus, Syria, 15th Century; width 19.5 cm. Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000 (€ 3,500 - 4,600). © Bonhams 2001-2019 of hexagonal form, decorated in cobalt-blue on a white ground with a cypress tree flanked by undulating foliate sprays. Provenance: Sarl Marambat-de Malfosse, Toulouse, 23 June 2017, lot 3.Formerly in a private French collection, Toulouse. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art Including The Lion and the Sun, Art from Qajar Persia, London, 30... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2019

A calligraphic pottery tile with abjad date, Syria, circa 18th century

Lot 233. A calligraphic pottery tile with abjad date, Syria, circa 18th century; frame: 42.6 by 42.6cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the calligraphy and outlines in black with dark blue bands and details on a white ground under a transparent glaze, set in an old wooden frame, with handwritten collector's note to reverse and printed '44' label. Provenance: Ex-private collection, Germany, Prof. Karabauer. inscriptions: 'Drink here what is healing'A foundation... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

"Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa" at The Block Museum of Art

EVANSTON, Ill. - An ambitious new exhibition will showcase the splendor and power of the lost kingdoms and commercial centers of Africa, using centuries-old artifacts from sites around the Sahara Desert and artwork from West and North Africa, Europe and the Middle East that reveal the reach of Saharan networks, in a firstof-its-kind show that will open in January. The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University’s “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa” is the first major... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2019

A silver-inlaid brass bowl, Syria, Damascus, mid-13th century

Lot 2525. A silver-inlaid brass bowl, Syria, Damascus, mid-13th century; 20cm. diam. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of rounded form with convex sides, incised and silver-inlaid with a calligraphic band near the rim against a scrolling vegetal ground, interspersed by six roundels containing musicians and courtly figures, a line of short lancet leaves below, interior with central roundel of entwined geometric design and old collector's number 'no.167'. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2018

Writers, chefs and musicians draw inspiration from Islamic art

Mosque lamp, Syria or Egypt,  1322–1328, glass with enamel painting and gilding, height 32,1 cm. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. THE HAGUE.- This autumn Gemeentemuseum Den Haag showcases the stunning ornamental delights of Islamic art in a new exhibition entitled Splendour and Bliss – Arts of the Islamic World. Literature and the Arabic script are important in the world of Islam, and so too are music, and eating and drinking together. The museum has therefore challenged eighteen writers, chefs and... [Lire la suite]
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