21 juin 2011

Recently discovered masterpiece of Islamic art: a treasure from Cairo. The thousand year-old Fatimid rock crystal ewer

Bergkristallkrug aus der Keir Collection. Ägypten – wahrscheinlich Kairo, fatimidisch, spätes 10. bis frühes 11. Jh.  Fassung in Gold durch Jean–Valentin Morel, 1854 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Sammlung Edmund de Unger, Foto: Andy Smart BERLIN.- The discovery of this intricately crafted rock crystal ewer recently caused a sensation on the British art market. The priceless object first made a stir in the press for being a 'sleeper', after being originally priced between ₤100 to ₤200 and mistaken by a smaller auction house... [Lire la suite]
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