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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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Symbols of Power
Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th–20th Century
 



How to Read Islamic Carpets
 



The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp
The Persian Book of Kings
 



God Is Beautiful and Loves Beauty
The Object in Islamic Art and Culture
 



The Persian Album, 1400-1600
From Dispersal to Collection
10/01/13, Paper $175.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300205572

 



The Royal Women of Amarna
Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt
 



The Scepter of Egypt
A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 1, From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom
 



The Scepter of Egypt
A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675–1080 B.C.)
 



Studies in Early Egyptian Glass
 



Textiles of Late Antiquity
 



Treasures of the Holy Land
Ancient Art from the Israel Museum
 



Essays on Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in Honor of Charles Kyrle Wilkinson
 



Cultures in Contact
From Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C.
 



Imran Qureshi
 



Art of the Bronze Age
Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley
 



Gifts for the Gods
Images from Ancient Egyptian Temples
 



Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images
Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s
 



Visual Judaism in Late Antiquity
Historical Contexts of Jewish Art
 



In Harmony
The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art
 



Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy
 

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