Riggisberg, Switzerland: Abegg-Stiftung, 1998. Softcover. Pale green wraps with dark green lettering. French flaps. 382 pp. with 207 figures, 11 in full color. VG- (Clean, tight interior but with light wear to covers). Item #148790
Text in German. A new group of silk textiles from between the 7th and 9th centuries have been causing a sensation among experts over the last few years. Their precise provenance is still unresolved. The fabrics were probably produced in the vast region between Persia and China and were made into clothing, saddle cloths and other objects. These sumptuous textiles draw their decorative imagery from the Sasanian design repertoire. They complement and thereby enrich our knowledge about the art of the Sasanians, with which we are already familiar from metalware, swords, sceptres, vases, glassware and ceramics. In this volume the Abegg-Foundation presents ten of these unique medieval weavings as well as selected stylistically related works of art from its collection. Essays include: Karel Otavsky - Stoffe von der Seidenstrasse: Eine neue Sammlungsgruppe in der Abegg-Stiftung; Regula Schorta - Beobachtungen zu frühmittelalterlichen Webtechniken; Amy Heller - Two Inscribed Fabrics and their Historical Context: Some Observations on Esthetics and Silk Trade in Tibet, 7th to 9th Century; Prudence O. Harper - Sasanian and Early Islamic Silver and Bronze Vessels; Pieter Meyers - Technical Examinations of Sasanian Silver Objects in Riggisberg; Bruno Overlaet - Sasanian Bronze Sculptures in the Werner Abegg Collection; Bruno Overlaet - Regalia of the Ruling Classes in Late Sasanian Times – The Riggisberg Strap Mountings, Swords and Archer’s Fingercaps; Jens Kröger - Gläser aus spätantiker und islamischer Zeit in der Abegg-Stiftung; Jens Kröger - Die Reliefplatten aus Chal Tarkhan-Eshqabad mit Enten und Weinblättern im sasanidischen Stil in der Abegg-Stiftung; St John Simpson - Gilt-Silver and Clay: A Late Sasanian Skeuomorphic Pitcher from Iran; Sheila S. Blair - An Inscribed Rock Crystal from 10th-Century Iran or Iraq.
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