13 janvier 2014

Carlo Cristi. Arte Orientale Tessili @ Asian Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Samadhi Buddha, Gilt bronze, Ceylon, Polonnaruva period, 11th-12th century. 17,5 cm h. Photo courtesy Carlo Cristi. Detail of a silk tunic with birds in trilobed niches and winged royal horses. Polychrome silk, Mon Dvaravati, Central Asia, (Uzbekistan) 7th-8th century ( C14 ). 150 cm length. Photo courtesy Carlo Cristi. Carlo Cristi has been actively collecting and dealing in the field of asian art since early 80's. His interests in himalayan art date from early 70's when traveled and resided in India, Nepal, Philippines... [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]
30 avril 2013

Bowl inscribed with sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and ʿAli ibn Abi Talib, Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Samanid period, 10th century

Bowl inscribed with sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and ʿAli ibn Abi Talib, Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Samanid period, 10th century. Earthenware covered in slip and painted under glaze. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art, 2002.50.88 / Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums
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30 avril 2013

Dish with inscription in floriated Kufic script, Iran or Uzbekistan, 900-1000

Dish with inscription in floriated Kufic script, Iran or Uzbekistan, 900-1000. Museum no. C.66-1967. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images.
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14 février 2013

Silk Woven Ikat Kaftan Robe, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, late 19th C to early 20th C

Silk Woven Ikat Kaftan Robe, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, late 19th C to early 20th C A stunning antique kaftan made of woven silk ikat fabric and lined with chintz pattern cotton. Very bold pattern with glorious color combination of red, yellow and light blue. Collected in Uzbekistan, originally made for local market.. LENGTH 5 ft. (152 cm). HEIGHT 45 in. (114 cm) Tishu Gallery. 521 Warren Street Hudson, NY, 12534 - 518-618-4368
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14 février 2013

Silk Woven Ikat Kaftan Robe, Central Asia,Uzbekistan, late 19th C to early 20th C

Silk Woven Ikat Kaftan Robe, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, late 19th C to early 20th C A stunning antique kaftan made of woven silk ikat fabric and lined with chintz pattern cotton. Very bold pattern with glorious color combination of red, yellow and blue. Collected in Uzbekistan, originally made for local market. LENGTH 5 ft. (152 cm). HEIGHT 45 in. (114 cm) Tishu Gallery. 521 Warren Street Hudson, NY, 12534 - 518-618-4368
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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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09 août 2012

Dish, fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue with vine scroll in Chinese style, Uzbekistan (probably Samarqand), 1400-1450.

Dish, fritware, underglaze painted in cobalt blue with vine scroll in Chinese style, Uzbekistan (probably Samarqand), 1400-1450. Diameter: 38.5 cm, Height: 6.4 cm. C.206-1984. © V&A Images. Dish, fritware, with flat rim, underglaze painted in cobalt blue under a thick, uneven green-tinged glaze. The decorative scheme after Chinese Yuan and early Ming dynasty originals: the central motif depicting a scholar's rock enclosed by a scrolling vine, possibly convolvulus, with borders of continuous flowering scrolls. Middle... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2012

Earthenware bowl decorated with a black slip inscription. Eastern Iran or Uzbekistan, ca. 900-1000

Earthenware bowl decorated with a black slip inscription in an exaggerated calligraphic style on a white slip ground, Eastern Iran or Uzbekistan, ca. 900-1000. Diameter: 37.7 cm, Height: 4.6 cm. C.47-1964: Given in memory of Arthur Lane; C.909-1935. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images The decoration on this large dish is inspired by a metalwork technique known as niello. It imitates silver inlaid with black inscriptions. The potter covered the earthenware body with slip (liquid clay) to create a white... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2012

Small earthenware dish with inscription in black slip, Eastern Iran or Uzbekistan, 900-1000.

Small earthenware dish with inscription in black slip, Eastern Iran or Uzbekistan, 900-1000. Diameter: 11.2 cm, Height: 1.6 cm.  C.47-1964: Given in memory of Arthur Lane; C.909-1935. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images This small dish imitates silver decorated with inscriptions in a black inlay called niello  "Blessing and ease to the owner". Here the potter has covered the earthenware body with slip (liquid clay) to create a white ground. The inscription in Arabic was written in... [Lire la suite]
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