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Treasures from India
Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection

Navina Najat Haidar and Courtney Ann Stewart

India's rich tradition of jeweled arts has produced extravagant and opulent creations that range from ornaments for every part of the body to ceremonial court objects such as boxes, daggers, and thrones.  Starting with the Mughal rulers of India (1526–1858) and continuing to the present day, this artistic practice is characterized by an abundance of costly materials such as gold, ivory, jade, and precious stones of astounding size and quality, which artists have used to create unique and valuable works.

 

Treasures from India presents 60 iconic works from the world-renowned Al-Thani collection, accompanied by a text that introduces readers to their significance within the history of Indian jeweled arts. Included are so...


2014   144 pp.  137 color + 18 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300208870  $40.00

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Age of Transition
Byzantine Culture in the Islamic World
 



China
Through the Looking Glass
 



Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700
Opulence and Fantasy
 



Ennion
Master of Roman Glass
 



High Style
Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 



How to Read Islamic Carpets
 



Madame Cézanne
 



Bartholomeus Spranger
Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague
 



Cubism
The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
 



Grand Design
Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry
 



French Art Deco
 



Assyria to Iberia
at the Dawn of the Classical Age
 



How to Read Oceanic Art
 



Metropolitan Museum Studies in Art, Science, and Technology, Volume 2
 



Unique by Design
Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection
 



Dan Graham
The Roof Garden Commission
 



Charles James
Beyond Fashion
 



Lost Kingdoms
Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia
 



The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp
The Persian Book of Kings
 



The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art
Stone Sculpture
 

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