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Metal And Ivory

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This chapter contains several sub-sections dealing with specific examples of Islamic artefacts. The artefacts studied in the chapter are: an aquamanile in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, late Ottoman door knockers from Syria, a Persian bronze disc with inscriptions at the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, the Parthian" bronze bust in the Berlin Museum of Islamic Art and Parthian-Sasanian aristocratic headgear, Islamic traded ivories of the Crusader Era with notes on aesthetics, dragons from Tibet, and Mamluk export metalwork. In each case, the composition of the artefact, and description of the features of the artefact is presented. The chapter also includes several images of the artefacts.

Keywords: aquamanile; Berlin Museum of Islamic Art; Hermitage Museum; Islamic traded ivories; Mamluk export metalwork; Ottoman door knockers; Parthian bronze bust; Persian bronze disc; St Petersburg



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