19 mars 2010

Selection of Ottoman Turkey,Iznik and Kutahya pottery @ Christie's

An Iznik pottery tile panel, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1575. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Composed of twelve square tiles, the surface decorated in cobalt- blue, turquoise, green, brown and bole red with an overall design of columns of alternating circular and ogival medallions each outlined in red, the circular medallions containing a design of tulips and carnations issuing from a central rosette reserved against blue ground and the ogival medallions with a central tulip flanked by hyacinth sprays, dividing by branches bearing... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2009

Jug Inscribed with a Omar Khayyam's Love Poem Discovered in Excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority

The jug inscribed with a Persian love poem. Photo: Clara Amit JERUSALEM.- A fragment of a pottery vessel of Persian provenance that dates to the Middle Ages (12th-13th centuries CE) was discovered in an archaeological excavation directed by Dr. Rina Avner, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, in the Old City of Jerusalem, prior to construction by a private contractor. The fragment is treated with a turquoise glaze and is adorned with floral patterns and a black inscription. While studying the artifact prior to... [Lire la suite]
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