22 septembre 2009

"The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection" @ Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

Frontispiece with a dedication to Sultan Khalil (detail). Iran, Tabriz, 1478 AD. Ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper, 20.3 x 13.5 cm. © Nour Foundation. Courtesy of the Khalili Family Trust Some 500 selected pieces from the fabulous Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art will be on view, most of which have not been exhibited in Europe before. The pieces span thirteen centuries and include richly illuminated copies of the Holy Qur’an as well as secular manuscripts and paintings, magnificent wall hangings and carpets,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 00:07 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , ,
07 août 2009

“Falnama: The Book of Omens” @ the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Angel of Death Descends on Shaddad ibn Ad From the dispersed Falnama Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period, mid-1550-early1560s. Opqaque watercolor and gold on paper; 59.3 x 44.8 cm. Purchase -Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections. Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler. Photo Arthur M. Sackler Gallery WASHINGTON, DC. - A group of unusual, illustrated manuscripts called the Falnama that were once used by sultans, shahs and commoners to explore the unknown will be on view Oct. 24 through Jan. 24, 2010,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 15:31 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , ,
06 août 2009

Engraved Brass Tea Pot, Khanate of Kokand, 17th-18th century, Kokand (Silk Road) - Uzbekistan, 17th-18th century

Engraved Brass Tea Pot, Khanate of Kokand, 17th-18th century, Kokand (Silk Road) - Uzbekistan, 17th-18th century brass, height: 29cm. Price on request. The slender brass tea pot sits on a flared foot; has a prominently curved handle; an elegant, thin spout; and a hinged, open-work lid topped with a lotus-bud finial. The body which comprises six tapering sides is densely engraved all over with fine Safavid-influenced scrolling, entwined arabesques and tendrils that possibly have been darkened with asphalt. Each of the six... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 12:00 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , ,
15 juin 2009

'Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam' @ the Brooklyn Museum

Sample of Persian Calligraphy from a Mughal Album. Calligraphy: Iran, Safavid, 16th century; margins: India, Mughal, 17th century. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by anonymous donors and the Helen Babbott Sanders Fund, 1991.185 This installation features approximately twenty-five objects from the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and private collections related to a mystical branch of Islam known as Sufism. While differing Muslim sects and... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 21:37 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , , , , , ,
13 juin 2009

Farîd-Ud-Dîn Àttar : « Le Langage des Oiseaux (Mantiq ut `Tair) »

Farîd-Ud-Dîn Àttar : « Le Langage des Oiseaux (Mantiq ut `Tair) » Manuscrit persan de la fin du XVe siècle. Volume in-12 ( 110 x 180 mm.)  avec 2 enluminures (f2 v° & f3 r°) et 239 ff. manuscrits en beau nastaliq très fin. Il n’y a pas de nom de copiste mais le manuscrit est daté "Rabi`II. A.H. 894", soit 1489.  Reliure  Ce célèbre récit initiatique entrecoupé de contes et d’anecdotes, demeure à jamais l’un des joyaux de la spiritualité musulmane. Estimation : 3 000/4 000 € Samedi 13 juin – Salorges... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 08:44 - - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , ,
25 mars 2009

Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World Sale To Be Highlighted by Rare Mamluk Glass Bucket

The Rothschild Bucket, estimate £600,000 – 800,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- On April 1st 2009 Sotheby’s London is to sell one of the most remarkable Mamluk enamelled glass buckets left in private hands, in its biannual Arts of the Islamic World sale. The Rothschild Bucket is exceptionally rare and was made at the high point of Mamluk glass production. The auction also features a range of paintings, manuscripts, textiles, pottery, weapons and scientific instruments that span one thousand years of Islamic history and originate... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 09:31 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , ,
23 mars 2009

An Enamelled Glass Mosque Lamp in the name of 'Abbas Helmi Pasha, Egypt, dated Ah 1328/1910 Ad

An Enamelled Glass Mosque Lamp in the name of 'Abbas Helmi Pasha, Egypt, dated Ah 1328/1910 Ad Of typical Mamluk form with sloping rounded body and flared mouth on short foot, six simple loop handles around the body, the surface decorated in red and blue enamels and gilt with a band of blue-outlined red thuluth around the mouth, the underside of the body with similar calligraphy in blue outlined with gold and divided by two roundels giving the name of the patron as 'Abbas Helmi, the body with double gold band of strapwork... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 21:54 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , ,
23 mars 2009

A Mamluk Enamelled Glass Flask, Egypt or Syria, Mid-14th Century

A Mamluk Enamelled Glass Flask, Egypt or Syria, Mid-14th Century The rounded body with flatter underside and short foot, rising to a slowly widening tubular mouth, the broad rounded shoulder with a main band of three large roundels each containing a small central blue bird combat roundel within a band of meandering flowering vine, the interstices with floral designs, above a band of blue roundels with animal combat groups alternating with drop-shaped panels, remains of similar designs around the neck, surface decoration now... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 21:48 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , , ,
20 mars 2009

A Siculo-Arabic gilt metal mounted ivory casket, Sicily, 12th century. Important coffret en ivoire à décor peint

A Siculo-Arabic gilt metal mounted ivory casket, Sicily, 12th century. Important coffret en ivoire à décor peint of rectangular form with hinged gabled lid, the wooden structure covered with thin sheets of ivory secured by gilt copper mounts with pointed terminals and lock-plate, decorated with painted ornaments comprising interlacing vegetal motifs, peacocks, and heron inflight with fish in their beaks, the interior with beige cloth lining, standing on four small spherical feet. 25 by 12.3cm. Estimate 50,000—70,000 GBP ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 22:18 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , ,
13 mars 2009

Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds at Christie's London in 31 March 2009

Earliest known Iznik bottle: an early 16th century blue and white pottery bottle base, which comes from Ottoman Turkey (estimate: £80,000-120,000). © Christie’s Images Limited 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds sale on Tuesday 31 March 2009 features over 200 works, rich in decorative beauty, rarity and academic importance and spanning a wide range of geographical areas, materials and time. Leading the sale is a 14th century Mamluk silver and gold inlaid large brass bowl, made for the Amir Qaja, the... [Lire la suite]