By Jens Kröger
The urban of Nishapur, situated in jap Iran, was once a spot of political value in medieval instances and a flourishing middle of paintings, crafts, and exchange. Excavated through the Iranian excursion of the Metropolitan Museum in 1935-40 and back in 1947, the positioning yielded a wealth of artifacts. This quantity is the fourth in a chain issued via the Museum to post the excavated reveals. The gadgets are actually divided among The Metropolitan Museum of paintings in manhattan and the Iran Bastan Museum in Tehran. The Nishapur reveals date from exactly the time while Islamic glass-making in Iran used to be at its best. Glass gadgets of remarkable caliber have been unearthed, in addition to an surprisingly huge variety of unpretentious, strictly useful vessels that evoke the everyday life in their proprietors. the 1st part of the ebook surveys glass of the early Islamic interval during the close to East, examines the excavation websites at Nishapur, and discusses the importance of the Nishapur glass findings. within the catalogue part, the several glass-decorating suggestions are defined and the glass gadgets stumbled on at Nishapur are defined, illustrated in images and line drawings, and analyzed for sort and impression, with supplementary illustrations and whole references to the scholarly literature. An appendix contributed by way of Robert H. Brill of the Corning Museum of Glass uses chemical analyses to shed additional mild at the glass came across at Nishapur.
The booklet additionally encompasses a map and location plans, a word list, a concordance, and an in depth bibliography.
(This publication was once initially released in 1995/96.)