New York (and) New Haven CT: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Distributed by Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Brown cloth with color pictorial thick glossy paper dustjacket. xiii, 248 pp., profusely illustrated chiefly by 25 bw and 265 color plates. VG/VG previous owner bookplate. Item #166671
This catalogue explores extraordinary silver jewellery created by Turkmen tribal craftsmen and urban silversmiths throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. It presents nearly 200 pieces in glorious detail, ranging from crowns and headdresses to armbands and rings, and featuring accents of carnelian, turquoise, and other stones. Contents: Introduction /; Stefano Carboni --; Map of Central Asia --; Turkmen jewelry :; a tradition rediscovered /; Layla S. Diba --; Techniques of Turkmen and Central Asian jewelry /; Jean-François De Lapérouse --; Catalogue of the Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection /; Layla S. Diba --; Crowns and headdress ornaments --; Dorsal ornaments --; Torso and pectoral ornaments --; Armbands and rings --; Clothing and objects.
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