New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. Hardcover. Aqua cloth boards with gilt stamped spine lettering. Glossy color-illustrated dust jacket with blue and black lettering. xi, 247 pp. Mainly color illustrations. VG/VG. Item #172002
"What follows in these pages is the chronicle of ceramic objects unearthed in Raqqa in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Marilyn Jenkins-Madina, Curator Emerita of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum, describes the dramatic journey of these ceramics from their discovery in the medieval city to the emporiums of Paris and New York, the drawing rooms of the great collectors, and the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum. Using art-historical detective work, archival documents, and scientific data, the author convincingly establishes provenance and dating, placing these objects - some of the most exquisite ever produced by Islamic potters - in a secure historical context for the first time."--Jacket.
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