SICILO-ARABIC IVORIES AND ISLAMIC PAINTING 1100-1300

por KNIPP, DAVID

HIRMER VERLAG MUNCHEN

SICILO-ARABIC IVORIES AND ISLAMIC PAINTING 1100-1300

ISBN: 978-3-7774-4311-9
Fecha de la edición: 2011
Edición Nº: 1
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Encuadernación: CARTONE
Nº Pág.: 448

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The Islamic polychrome painting on ivory boxes has long been considered one of the most original creations of the court culture of the 12th in Norman Sicily Century. Despite that, since 1939, no comprehensive study of this important and more dedicated to a variety of pieces received object class. The beauty and exoticism of this painting on the one hand and the peculiar ambivalence between Byzantine and Fatimid style other hand increase the attraction of these ivories. Moreover, often apparently in the simultaneous presence of Christian and secular subjects in one and the same piece a syncretism that remains in the era without parallel. In these small, precious objects manifests the attitude of the Norman kings of Sicily, to the Islamic culture.



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