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    Ars Orientalis 52: Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose: The Afterlives of Japanese Material Culture

    The terms reuse, recycle, and repurpose—although ever-present exhortations in the face of the contemporary global ecological crisis—are not merely modern concepts and concerns. These material reclamations and techniques were deployed in times of scarcity and in moments of artistic inspiration; they occurred at the juncture of transcultural exchange and as a result of sociopolitical and religious impetus among other reasons. Guest edited by Halle O’Neal, volume 52 of Ars Orientalis focuses on these ideas in Japanese material culture and the meaning of the transformations. The articles examine not only critical moments in the life cycle of particular objects, but they also provide insight into their evolving function and importance throughout history.

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Ars Orientalis Back Issues

Thanks to a digitization effort made possible with help from Smithsonian Libraries and the Internet Archive, we can now offer Ars Orientalis volumes 1 to 41, and its predecessor Ars Islamica volumes 1-16 free of charge to viewers worldwide (read about the journal’s history here). Flip through these pages online, or download files to your digital library for later reading. Titles followed by an asterisk (*) are out of stock in their print editions, but available digitally.

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Nancy Micklewright

Ottoman Statecraft and the “Pencil of Nature”: Photography, Painting, and Drawing at the Court of Sultan Abdülaziz
Mary Roberts

Royal Portrait Photography in Iran: Constructions of Masculinity, Representations of Power
Ali Behdad

Photography and Afghan Diplomacy in the Early Twentieth Century
Holly Edwards

Presenting the Self: Pictorial and Photographic Discourses in Nineteenth-century Dutch Indies and Siam
John Clark

The Aesthetics and Politics of Royal Portraiture in Thailand
Maurizio Peleggi

Korean Royal Portraits in the Colonial Archives
Christine Kim

Handle with Care: Shaping the Official Image of the Emperor in Early Meiji Japan
Maki Fukuoka

Prince Chun through the Lens: Negotiating the Photographic Medium in Royal Images
Yi Gu

The Mandarin at Home and Abroad: Picturing Li Hongzhang
Roberta Wue
Lingering between Tradition and Innovation: Photographic Portraits of Empress Dowager Cixi
Ying-chen Peng

The Empress Dowager’s Birthday: The Photographs of Cixi’s Long Life Without End
Claire Roberts

Index of Names

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From Chinese paintings to Indian caves, Volume 40 of Ars Orientalis takes a wide-ranging look at Asian art history. Four of the issue’s eight articles concern painting, investigating the iconography of the sparrow in the art of Tang-Song China (Bo Liu), two different groups of Indian works (Cathleen Cummings and Laura Parodi), and three 17th-century Ottoman manuscripts (Emine Fetvaci). Painted imagery is also the subject of Hsu Wen-Chin’s study of the decoration of Chinese porcelain. Robert deCaroli’s work examines the function of the visual imagery in the caves of Ajanta and its potential impact on the intended audience. A well-known but poorly understood 17th-century textile, the Marcy-Indjoudjian Cope, has been meticulously studied by Vrej Nersessian. Finally, the Freer Gallery itself is the subject of Ingrid Larsen’s study of Charles Lang Freer as a collector of Chinese painting.

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“Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures”: Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum
Ingrid Larsen

Illustrations of Romance of the Western Chamber on Chinese Porcelains: Iconography, Style, and Development
Hsu Wen-Chin

Deciphering the Cold Sparrow: Political Criticism in Song Poetry and Painting
Bo Liu

“The Abode of a Nàga King”: Questions of Art, Audience, and Local Deities at the Ajaåæà Caves
Robert DeCaroli

Composition as Narrative: Sāhībdīn’s Paintings for the Ayodhyākaṇḍa of the Jagat Singh Rāmāyaṇa
Cathleen Cummings

The Marcy-Indjoudjian Cope
Vrej Nersessian

Enriched Narratives and Empowered Images in the Books of Ahmed I
Emine Fetvacı

Two Pages from the Late Shah Jahan Album
Laura Parodi

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Globalizing Cultures: Art and Mobility in the Eighteenth Century

Volume 39, guest-edited by Nebahat Avcıoğlu and Finbarr Barry Flood. Framed by an extensive introductory essay, the volume brings together seven articles addressing various aspects of the movement of cultural forms (dress, landscape, and book illustration, among others) in Europe and Asia during the eighteenth century. Authors include Tülay Artan, Chanchal Dadlani, Elisabeth A. Fraser, Anton Schweizer, Avinoam Shalem, Kristel Smentak, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, and Mercedes Volait.

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Introduction: Globalizing Cultures: Art and Mobility in the Eighteenth Century
Nebahat Avcıoğlu and Finbarr Barry Flood

A Roomful of Mirrors: The Artful Embrace of Mughals and Franks, 1550–1700
Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Looking East: Jean-Etienne Liotard, the Turkish Painter
Kristel Smentek

Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Princesses as Collectors: From Chinese to European Porcelain
Tülay Artan

Translating Visions: A Japanese Lacquer Plaque of the Haram of Mecca in the L. A. Mayer Memorial Museum, Jerusalem
Anton Schweizer and Avinoam Shalem

The “Palais Indiens” Collection of 1774: Representing Mughal Architecture in Late Eighteenth-Century India
Chanchal Dadlani

“Dressing Turks in the French Manner”: Mouradgea d’Ohsson’s Panorama of the Ottoman Empire
Elisabeth A. Fraser

History or Theory? French Antiquarianism, Cairene Architecture, and Enlightenment Thinking
Mercedes Volait

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Theorizing Cross-Cultural Interaction Among Ancient and Early Medieval Visual Cultures

This groundbreaking volume focuses on critical moments of exchange in the ancient and medieval Mediterranean, Central and Western Asia, and China. Six articles consider a range of sites and media, moving between sweeping analysis of diplomacy, trade, empire, and religion and close study of specific local conditions. Together they help clarify whether and how objects were incorporated into visual cultures. Guest edited by Matthew P. Canepa, the theme of this volume was originally explored in a panel at the 2008 annual meeting of the College Art Association.

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Theorizing Cross-Cultural Interaction Among Ancient and Early Medieval Visual Cultures
Matthew P. Canepa, Guest Editor

Are there hybrid visual cultures? Reflections on the Orientalizing Phenomena in the Mediterranean of the Early First Millennium BCE
Nassos Papalexandrou

Naturalizing the exotic: On the Changing Meanings of Ethnic Dress in Medieval China
Kate A. Lingley

The space between Locating “Culture” in Artistic Exchange
Bonnie Cheng

Distant displays of power: Understanding Cross-Cultural Interaction Among the Elites of Rome, Sasanian Iran, and Sui–Tang China
Matthew P. Canepa

Foreign vesture and nomadic identity on the black sea littoral in the early thirteenth century
Costume from the Chungul Kurgan
Warren T. Woodfin, Yuriy Rassamakin, Renata Holod

Patterns of flight: Middle Byzantine Adoptions of the Chinese Feng Huang Bird
Alicia Walker

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Current Directions in Yuan Painting revisits the work of Yuan period artists in light of dramatic changes in the field of Chinese art history over the past two decades. Articles by ten distinguished scholars study individual works of art, the historiography of Yuan painting in Chinese intellectual traditions, and recent art history. This volume’s theme grew out of a 2006 conference at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

The Yuan “Re+volutionary” Picnic: Feasting on the Fruits of Song (A Historiographic Menu)
Jerome Silbergeld

From The Clear and Distant Landscape of Wuxing to The Humble Hermit of Clouds and Woods
Joseph Chang

Fit for Monks’ Quarters: Monasteries as Centers of Aesthetic Activity in the Later Fourteenth Century
Marsha Weidner Haufler

Shifting Paradigms in Yuan Literati Art: The Case of the Li-Guo Tradition
Maxwell K. Hearn

Changing Media: The Transmission of Images in Yuan Painting
Uta Lauer

Fashioning Identities in Yuan-Dynasty Painting: Images of the Men of Culture
David Ake Sensabaugh

Yuan Period Tombs and Their Inscriptions: Changing Identities for the Chinese Afterlife
Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

The Elegiac Cicada: Problems of Historical Interpretation of Yuan
Eugene Wang

De-centering Yuan Painting
Richard Vinograd

I Don’t Believe in the Literati But I Miss Them: A Postscript
Robert E. Harrist, Jr.

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The “Writing” on the Wall: Images of Resistance and Authority in Maharaja Madhav Rao Scindia I’s Wall Paintings in Gwalior
Melia Belli, University of California, Los Angeles

The Buddha’s Words at Cave Temples: Inscribed Scriptures in the Design of Wofoyuan
Sonya S. Lee, University of Southern California

Genuine or Forged: Methods of Identifying Forgeries of Chinese Buddhist Sculptures
Chang Qing, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Huizong’s New Clothes: Desire and Allegory in Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk
Lara C. W. Blanchard, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Visual Experience in Late Ming Suzhou “Honorific” and “Famous Sites” Paintings
Elizabeth Kindall, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Travels of the Daihoonji Six Kannon Sculptures
Sherry Fowler, University of Kansas

Review essay: Art history as a theory of art
Bihzad and The Visual Anthropology of Iran

Sharif Shukurov, Moscow University

Book reviews
The Complete Taj Mahal and the Riverfront Gardens of Agra, by Ebba Koch
The Majesty of Mughal Decoration: The Art and Architecture of Islamic India,

by George Michell
Elizabeth Lambourn, De Montfort University & Centre for South East Asian
Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies

The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci,
by Tracy Miller
Ho Puay Peng, Chinese University of Hong Kong

What’s the Use of Art? Asian Visual and Material Culture in Context,
edited by Jan Mrázek and Morgan Pitelka
Alice Y. Tseng, Boston University

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Illustrated Books May be Hazardous to Your Health: A New Reading of the Arabic Reception and Rendition of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides
George Saliba, Columbia University, and Linda Komaroff, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Pluralism of Styles in Sixth-Century China: A Reaffirmation of Indian Models
Angela Howard, Rutgers University

Imperial Portraiture as Symbol of Political Legitimacy: A New Study in the “Portraits of Successive Emperors”
Ning Qiang, Connecticut College

Hu Zhengyan: Fashioning Biography
Suzanne E. Wright, The University of Tennessee

The World’s a Stage: The Theatricality of Chen Hongshou’s Figure Painting
Shi-yee Liu, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Goryeo Buddhist Painting in an Interregional Context
Yukio Lippit, Harvard University

Book Reviews

Representation and Power in the Visual Culture of Japan: Gender and Power in the Japanese Visual Field, edited by Joshua S. Mostow, Norman Bryson, and Maribeth Graybill; The Artist as Professional in Japan, edited by Melinda Takeuchi
Morgan Pitelka, Occidental College

Shahnama: The Visual Language of the Persian Book of Kings, edited by Robert Hillenbrand
David Roxburgh, Harvard University

Elegant Debts: The Social Art of Wen Zhengming, by Craig Clunas
Susan Nelson, Indiana University

50th Anniversary Issue

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Communities and Commodities: Western India and the Indian Ocean (11th–15th Centuries)

This volume is the result of an interdisciplinary workshop by the same name, convened at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (November 7–10, 2002).

Editors’ Preface

Introductory Essay, Communities and Commodities: Western India and the Indian Ocean, Eleventh–Fifteenth Centuries
Alka Patel, guest editor, Senior Fellow, American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)

Topographies of Taste: Indian Textiles and Mediterranean Contexts
Grant Parker, Duke University, Durham

The Beginnings: The Artisan and the Merchant in early Gujarat, Sixth–Eleventh Centuries
Himanshu Prabha Ray, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Craftspeople, Communities, and Commodities: Medieval Exchanges between Northwestern India and East Africa
Mark Horton, University of Bristol, Bristol

Quseir al-Qadīm in the Thirteenth Century: A Community and Its Textiles
Katherine Strange Burke and Donald Whitcomb, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Carving and Communities: Marble Carving for Muslim Patrons at Khambhāt and around the Indian Ocean Rim, Late Thirteenth–Mid-Fifteenth Centuries
Elizabeth Lambourn, The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Indian Textiles for Island Taste: Gujarati Cloth in Eastern Indonesia
Ruth Barnes, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University

Luxury Goods and Intellectual History: The Case of Printed and Woven Multicolored Textiles in Medieval India
Phyllis Granoff, Yale University, New Haven

Patterns in Time and Space: Technologies of Transfer and the Cultural Transmission of Mathematical Knowledge across the Indian Ocean
Carol Bier, Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

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Editor’s Preface

Written Ornament—Ornamental Writing: Birdscript of the Early Han Dynasty and the Art of Enchanting
François Louis, The Bard Graduate Center, New York

Auspicious Motifs in Ninth- to Thirteenth-Century Chinese Tombs
Ellen Johnston Laing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

A Jin Hall at Jingtusi: Architecture in Search of Identity
Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Narrating the Salvation of the Elite: The Jofukuji Paintings of the Ten Kings
Quitman E. Phillips, University of Wisconsin, Madison

The Madurai Nayakas and the Skanda Temple at Tirupparankundram
Crispin Branfoot, De Montfort University, Leicester

Siwa in Java: The Majestic Great God and the Teacher
Alessandra Lopez Y Royo, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Book Reviews
Seals on the Persepolis Fortification Tablets, volume 1, Images of Heroic Encounter, by Mark B. Garrison and Margaret Cool Root
Ronald Wallenfels, New York University

Excavations at Surt (Medinat al-Sultan) Between 1977 and 1981, by Géza Fehérvári, ‘Abbas Hamdani, Masoud Shaghlouf, and Hal Bishop, edited by Elizabeth Savage
Scott Redford, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Peerless Images: Persian Painting and Its Sources, by Eleanor Sims, with Boris Marshak and Ernst J. Grube
Massumeh Farhad, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture: South India, Dravidadesa, Later Phase, c. A.D. 1289–1798, 2 volumes, edited by George Mitchell
The Temples in Kumbhariya, by M. A. Dhaky and U. S. Moorti
Adam Hardy, De Montfort University, Leicester

Inventory of Monuments at Pagan, Volumes 1–8, by Pierre Pichard
Donald M. Stadtner

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A Special Issue honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Margaret A. Lourie for the Editorial Board

Replicating, Inscribing, Giving: Ernst Herzfeld and Artaxerxes’ Silver Phiale in the Freer Gallery of Art
Ann C. Gunter, Freer Gallery of Art
Margaret Cool Root, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Very Idea of a Portrait
Vidya Dehejia, Freer Gallery of Art

Love and Marriage in Song China: Tao Yuanming Comes Home
Martin J. Powers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Some Alternative Sources for Archaistic Elements in the Paintings of Qian Xuan and Zhao Mengfu
James Cahill, University of California, Berkeley

A Recent Freer Acquisition and the Question of Workshop Practices
Richard M. Barnhart, Yale University

Notes and a Reflection on the Freer Shubun Painting
Yoshiaki Shimizu, Princeton University

Discovering Shaykh-Muhammad in the Freer Jami
Marianna Shreve Simpson, Walters Art Gallery

The Shape of the Holy: Early Islamic Jerusalem, by Oleg Grabar
Yasser Tabbaa, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Constructions of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo, by Yasser Tabbaa
Scott Redford, Georgetown University

The Art of the Pen: Calligraphy of the 14th to 20th Centuries, by Nabil F. Safwat
David J. Roxburgh, Harvard University

The Early Glyptic of Tell Brak: Cylinder Seals of Third Millennium Syria, by Donald M. Matthews
Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati, California State University, Los Angeles

Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era, by Daniel S. Walker
Daniel Ehnbom, University of Virginia

In Praise of Prambanan: Dutch Essays on the Loro Jonggrang Temple Complex, edited by Roy E. Jordaan
Mary-Louise Totton, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Angkor Wat: Time, Space and Kingship, by Eleanor Mannikka
Nora A. Taylor, National University of Singapore

Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress, by Richard Martin and Harold Koda
Thelma K. Thomas, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Politics of Reclusion: Painting and Power in Momoyama Japan, by Kendall H. Brown
Quitman Eugene Phillips, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Maurya Figural Sculpture Reconsidered
Frederick Asher and Walter Spink, The University of Minnesota and The University of Michigan

The Laksmana Temple, Khajuraho, and Its Meanings
Hiram W. Woodward, Jr., The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

The Role of Grand Protector Shi in the Consolidation of the Zhou Conquest
Edward L. Shaughnessy, University of Chicago

Shen Nanpin’s Japanese Roots
Hidemi Kondo, The Shoto Museum, Tokyo

On the Gold Jug Inscribed to Abu Mansur Al-Amir Bakhtiyar ibn Mu’izz al-Dawla in the Freer Gallery
Glenn D. Lowry, Freer Gallery of Art

The Iconography and Ritual of Siva at Elephanta, by Charles Dillard Collins
Mary F. Linda, Jersey City, New Jersey

Ajanta Paintings: Identification and Interpretations, by Dieter Schlingloff
Walter Spink, The University of Michigan

Trends in Khmer Art, by Jean Boisselier. Edited by Natasha Eilenberg
Stan J. Czuma, Cleveland Museum of Art

Chugoku kaigashi (A History of Chinese Painting), Part IIb, by Suzuki Kei
Peter C. Sturman, University of California, Santa Barbara

Written and Unwritten: A New History of the Buddhist Caves at Yungang, by James O. Caswell
Harrie A. Vanderstappen, University of Chicago

Chinese Painting Colors: Studies of Their Preparation and Application in Traditional and Modern Times, by Yu Feian. Translated by Jerome Silbergeld and Amy McNair
John Winter, Freer Gallery of Art

A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection, by Glenn D. Lowry with Susan Nemazee
Yasser Tabbaa, The University of Michigan

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The New York Public Library Makhzan al-asrar and Its Importance
Priscilla Soucek, New York University

Fatimid Jewelry, Its Subtypes and Influences
Marilyn Jenkins, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Imperial Architecture along the Mongolian Road to Dadu
Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania

The Ladies’ Classic of Filial Piety and Sung Textual Illustration: Problems of Reconstruction and Artistic Context
Julia K. Murray, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Hsia Wen-yen and His T’u-hui pao-chien (Precious Mirror of Painting)
Deborah Del Gais Muller, John K. Fairbanks Center, Harvard University

The Mystery of the Chang Seal
Chi Chien Wang and Kathleen Yang, New York and Irvington, New York

The Impact of Shugendo on the Painting of Yokoi Kinkoku
Patricia Fister, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas

The Chowrie-Bearing Goddess on the Asvamedha Type of Samudragupta’s Coin
Pratapaditya Pal, Los Angles County Museum of Art

Oriental Carpets in the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin, by Friedrich Spuhler; Woven from the Soul. Spun from the Heart. Textile Arts of Safavid and Qajar Iran, 16th–19th Centuries, edited by Carol Bier
Nancy Micklewright, The University of British Columbia

The Art and Architecture of Islam: 650–1250, by Richard Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar
Ülkü Bates, Hunter College

Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, by Robert W. Bagley
Virginia C. Kane, The University of Michigan

Netsuke: The Hull Grundy Collection in the British Museum, by Victor Harris
Hugh Wylie, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Vaisnavism in Indian Arts and Culture, edited by Ratan Parimoo
Doris Meth Srinivasan, George Washington University

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In Memoriam: Calvin Leonard French
Rand Castile, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Kuniyoshi’s Minamoto Raiko and the Earth Spider: Demons and Protest in Late Tokugawa Japan
Melinda Takeuchi, Stanford University

T’ang Line-engraved Stone Reliefs From Shensi
Mary H. Fong, University of California, Davis

Early Ming Painters in Nanking and the Formation of the Wu School
Hou-mei Sung Ishida, Cleveland, Ohio

Medieval Narrative Sculpture and Three Krsna Panels
Donald M. Stadtner, The University of Texas at Austin

Krishna and the Birds
John Stratton Hawley, Columbia University

Speculations on the Theme of Siva as Tripurantaka as it Appears During the Reign of Rajara I In the Tanjore Area ca. A.D. 1000
Gary J. Schwindler, Ohio University

The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century, by Zeynep Çelik
Nancy Micklewright, The University of Michigan

Books on Islamic Architecture and Archaeology
Terry Allen, The University of Michigan

The Caves at Aurangabad: Early Buddhist Tantric Art in India, by Carmel Berkson
Walter Spink, The University of Michigan

Examination and Identification of the Forging of Ancient Calligraphy and Painting, by Xu Bangda
Thomas Lawton, Freer Gallery of Art

History of Chinese Painting IIa: Southern Song, Liao and Jin, by Suzuki Kei
Joan Stanley-Baker, The University of Melbourne

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In Memoriam: John Alexander Pope
Henry Trubner, Seattle Art Museum

Pu-tai-Maitreya and a Reintroduction to Hangchou’s Fei-lai-feng
Richard Edwards, The University of Michigan

The Monumental “Cosmological Buddha” in the Freer Gallery of Art: Chronology and Style
Angela Falco Howard, Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Reconstruction of the Pictorial Cycle of the Siyar-i Nabi of Murad III
Carol Garrett Fisher, Michigan State University

The Sarre Qazwini: An Early Aq Qoyunlu Manuscript?
Julie Badiee, Western Maryland University

Indra’s Heaven: A Dharmacakrastambha Socle in the Bangkok National Museum
Robert L. Brown, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Houghton Shahnameh, by Martin Bernard Dickson and Stuart Cary Welch
Priscilla P. Soucek, New York University

Briefly Noted: Four new works on Islamic art
Terry Allen, The University of Michigan

The Presence of Siva, by Stella Kramrisch
Doris Srinivasan, Fairfax, Virginia

Khmer Ceramics: 9th–14th Century, edited by Diana Stock; Vietnamese Ceramics, edited by Carol M. Young, Marie-France Dupoizat, and Elizabeth W. Lane; and Northern Thai Ceramics, by J. C. Shaw
Hiram W. Woodward, Jr., University of Vermont

The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in Seventeenth Century China, by James Cahill
Ellen Johnston Laing, University of Oregon

Shigaraki, Potters’ Valley, by Louise Allison Cort
Paul Berry, The University of Michigan

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Family Properties: Personal Context and Cultural Pattern in Wang Meng’s Pien Mountains of 1366
Richard Vinograd, Columbia University

Lu Chih and the Literati Tradition: Paintings in the Style of Ni Tsan
Louise Yuhas, Occidental College

Technical Examination of Two Owl-Shaped Tsun
Lynda A. Zycherman, Technical Laboratory, Freer Gallery of Art

The Production and Patronage of the Haft Aurang by Jami in the Freer Gallery of Art
Marianna Shreve Simpson, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

The Mughal Painter Daswanth
Milo Cleveland Beach, Williams College

Some Additions to the Known Corpus of Paintings by the Mughal Artist Farrukh Chela
Rekha Morris, University of Chicago

Ekapada Siva Images in Orissan Art
Thomas Donaldson, Cleveland State University

Bithu: Individuality and Idiom
Michael W. Meister, University of Pennsylvania

Die Madrasa des Kalifen al-Mustansir in Baghdad: Eine baugeschichtliche Untersuchung der ersten universalen Rechtshochschule des Islam. Mit einer Abhandlung über den sogenannten Palast in der Zitadelle in Baghdad, by Hansjörg Schmid
Terry Allen, The University of Michigan

Siraff III: The Congregational Mosque and other mosques from the ninth to the twelfth centuries, by David Whitehouse
Terry Allen, The University of Michigan

Kaladarsana: American Studies in the Art of India, edited by Joanna G. Williams
Pramod Chandra, Harvard University

Barabudur: History and Significance of a Buddhist Monument, edited by Luis O. Gómez and Hiram W. Woodward, Jr.
Phyllis Granoff, McMaster University

The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from the People’s Republic of China, edited by Wen Fong
Jessica Rawson, The British Museum

Chugoku kaiga-shi, by Suzuki Kei
James Cahill, University of California, Berkeley

Horyu-ji: sekai saiko no mokuzo kenchiku, by Nishioka Tsunekazu; Architecture in the Shoin Style-Japanese Feudal Residences, by Hashimoto Fumio
William H. Coaldrake, Harvard University

Nabeshima, by Motosuke Imaizumi; Agano and Takatori, by Gen Kozuru; Folk Kilns I, by Hiroshi Mizuo; Folk Kilns II, by Kichiemon Okamura; Kakiemon, by Takeshi Nagatake
Louise Allison Cort, Freer Gallery of Art

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Max Loehr at Seventy
James Cahill

The Context of Rajput Painting
Milo Cleveland Beach

Thunder Monsters, Auspicious Animals, and Floral Ornament in Early Sixth-Century China
Susan Bush

The “Thousand-Buddha” Patterin in Caves XIX and XVI at Yün-kang
James O. Caswell

Jade Demonic Images from Early China
Doris J. Dohrenwend

The Yen Family and the Influence of Li T’ang
Richard Edwards

A Re-examination of An-yang Archaeology
Virginia C. Kane

A Group of Early Western Chou Period Bronze Vessels
Thomas Lawton

Chieh-hua: Ruled-line Painting in China
Robert J. Maeda

Ajanta’s Chronology; The Crucial Cave
Walter M. Spink

Sarnath Gupta Steles of the Buddha’s Life
Joanna Williams

Rutherford John Gettens

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On Some Categories of Archaism in Chinese Bronze
William Watson

Ming Blue-and-White Bowls of Lien-Tzu Type
Kamer Aga-Oglu

Shussan Shaka in Sung and Yüan Painting
Helmut Brinker

Two Chinese Carved Lacquer Boxes of the Fifteenth Century in the Freer Gallery of Art
Harry M. Garner

Fan Paintings Attributed to Sotatsu: Their Themes and Prototypes
Miyeko Murase

Examination of Art Objects in the Freer Gallery Laboratory
W. T. Chase

The Yüan-Ming Transformation in the Blue and Red Decorated Porcelains of China
Margaret Medley

Ottoman Miniature Painting under Sultan Mehmed II
Esin Atil

Sung and Yüan Monochrome Lacquers in the Freer Gallery
Hin-Cheung Lovell

Theme and Variations: A Winter Landscape in the Freer Gallery and Related Versions
Max Loehr

The Freer Canteen
Laura T. Schneider

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Medieval Ceramic Oil Lamps from Fustat
Wladyslaw B. Kubiak

Four Istanbul Albums and some Fragments from Fourteenth-Century Shah-Namehs
Nurhan Atasoy

A Sixteenth-Century Architectural Plan of Istanbul
Walter B. Denny

Three Seasons of Excavations at Qasr al-Hayr Sharqi
Oleg Grabar

Tell Abu Sarifa, A Sassanian-Islamic Ceramic Sequence from South Central Iraq
Robert McC. Adams

On Some Miniatures Attributed to Bihzad from Leningrad Collections
Olympiade Galerkina

The “Elephant Wall” of the Ruvanveli Dagoba in Anuradhapura
Diran K. Dohanian

On a Disputed Element in the Iconography of Early Mahisasuramardini Images
J. C. Harle

Chronology and Development of the Chalukya Cave Temples
Gary Tarr

An Unfinished Chaitya Hall: Junnar, Manmodi 39
Joanna Williams

Notes on Five Paintings from a Ch’ing Dynasty Collection
Thomas Lawton

Wang Hui’s “Dwelling in the Fu-Ch’un Mountains”: A Classical Theme, Its Origins and Variations
Hin-Cheung Lovell

The Chao Ta-nien Tradition
Robert J. Maeda

The Pearl Roundel in Chinese Textile Design
Michael W. Meister

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Ancillary Dating Materials from Fustat
George T. Scanlon

An Ottoman Building Complex of the Sixteenth Century: the Sokollu Mosque and its Dependencies in Istanbul
Dogan Kuban

Al Khadr and Christian Icons
D. R. Howell

Archaeological Reconnaissance and Soundings in Jundi Shahpur
Robert McC. Adams and Donald P. Hansen

Jundi Shahpur: A Preliminary Historical Sketch (Appendix)
Nabia Abbott

The Technical Examination of Two Sasanian Silver Plates
W. T. Chase

The Bronze Qalamdan (Pen-case) 542/1148 from the Hermitage Collection (1936–1965)
L. T. Giuzalian

Dionysiac Aspects of Kushan Art
Martha L. Carter

New Inscriptions from Ajanta
M. K. Dhavalikar

Ajanta’s Chronology: The Problem of Cave Eleven
Walter Spink

Ue Gukei—Fourteenth-Century Inkpainter
Richard Edwards

A Correction
James Cahill

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    André Godard
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    Gerald Reitlinger
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    Claude Cahen
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    R.B. Serjeant
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    Kurt Erdmann
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    Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
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    Jean Sauvaget
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    J.V.S. Wilkinson
  • Memorandum on the Corpus of Islamic Metalwork
    Mehmet Aga-Oglu
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    Carl Johan Lamm
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    Jean David-Weill
  • A Lacquer-Painted Canteen
    Wolfgang Born
  • A Sasanian Vessel from Kungur
    O.N. Bader
  • The Islamic Department of the Berlin Museum
    Ernst Kühnel
  • Islamic Art at the Indian Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, November 1947 to February 1948
    Basil Gray
  • Bibliography of Contributions on Islamic Art Published in Germany and Austria during the War Years, 1939-1945
    D.S. Rice
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    L.A. Mayer
  • Bibliography of Wartime Publications in Scandinavia, 1939-1945
    Carl Johan Lamm
  • Bibliography of Spanish Muslim Art, 1929-1946
    Leopoldo Torres Balbás
  • Bibliographie des publications de l’art islamique parus en Syrie, 1939-1945
    Salahud Din Munajjid
  • A Selective Bibliography of American Publications on Islamic, Parthian, Sasanian, and Coptic Art Published from 1939-1945
    Helmut von Erffa
  • In Memoriam: Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy
    Benjamin Rowland, Jr.
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    Richard Ettinghausen
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    Adèle Coulin Weibel

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  • Die Islamische Kunst als Problem
    Josef Strzygowski
  • Abū Haiyān al-Tawhīdī on Penmanship
    Franz Rosenthal
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    J. Sauvaget
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    R. Pfister
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    R.B. Serjeant
  • Damascus: Studies in Architecture – IV
    Ernst Herzfeld
  • Recent Excavations at Khwarazm
    Henry Field and Eugene Prostov
  • Une Signature de potier person sur un tesson d’al-Fustāt
    J. Sauvaget
  • L’Archéologie musulmane en France de 1939 à 1945
    J. Sauvaget
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    Leigh Ashton
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    H. and A. Goetz
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    Tahsin Öz
  • In Memoriam: Paul Pelliot

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  • Die Islamische Kunst als Problem
    Josef Strzygowski
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    Ernst Herzfeld
  • Notes sur l’architecture des chateaux omeyyades
    Henri Stern
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    R.B. Serjeant
  • Timurid Carpets
    Amy Briggs
  • The Lawfulness of Painting in Early Islam
    K.A.C. Creswell
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    A.R. Nykl
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    Helmut Von Erffa
  • The Kasr Kharāna Inscription of 92 H. (710 A.D.), a New Reading
    Nabia Abbott
  • A Note on Islamic Enameled Metalwork and Influence in the Latin West
    Hugo Buchthal
  • Egypto-Arabic Textiles in the Montreal Museum
    Nancy Pence Britton
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    Richard N. Frye

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  • Saracenic Arms and Armor
    L.A. Mayer
  • Damascus: Studies in Architecture – II
    Ernst Herzfeld
  • Material for a History of Islamic Textiles up to the Mongol Conquest
    R.B. Serjeant
  • The Symbolism of Archery
    Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
  • An Early Copto-Arabic Miniature in Leningrad
    Kurt Weitzmann
  • The Angel with the Ram in Abraham’s Sacrifice: A Parallel in Western and Islamic Art
    Meyer Schapiro
  • Notes on the Miniatures on a Thirteenth-Century Beaker
    Grace Dunham Guest
  • Ali Ibn Abi Talib’s Horoscope
    A.R. Nykl
  • Daghestan Sculptures
    Alfred Salmony
  • The Evolution of Inscriptions on Fatimid Textiles
    Mohammad Abdil Aziz Marzouk
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    Peter Ruthven

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    Josef Strzygowski
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    Ernst Herzfeld
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    R.B. Serjeant
  • Ivory Powder Flasks from the Mughal Period
    Wolfgang Born
  • Painting in the Fatimid Period: A Reconstruction
    Richard Ettinghausen
  • The Writings of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
  • Excavations in Uzbekistan, 1937-1939
    Henry Field and Eugene Prostov
  • “Pagan and Christian Egypt.” An Exhibition.
    Donald N. Wilber
  • The Dating of Coptic Textiles in the Light of Excavations at Dura-Europos
    George H. Myers
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    Nancy Pence Britton
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    A.H. Christie
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    L.A. Mayer

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  • The Architecture of the Islamic Period: A Survey of Persian Art. Compte-rendu
    André Godard
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    Florence E. Day
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    Florence E. Day
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    Frederick R. Matson
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    Frederick R. Matson/li>
  • Arabic Paleography
    Nabia Abbott
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    George C. Miles
  • Stoffe, in A Survey of Persian Art. Rezension
    Ernst Kühnel
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    Kurt Erdmann
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    Maurice S. Dimand

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  • Caravansérails du Moyen-Âge
    Jean Sauvaget
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    Amy Briggs
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    Kurt Erdmann
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    George C. Miles
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    Maurice S. Simand
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    Mary E. Crane
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    Wolfgang Born
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    Myron B. Smith
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    Richard Ettinghausen
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    Donald N. Wilber
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    Richard Ettinghausen
  • In Memoriam, George Eumorfopoulos
    Richard Ettinghausen
  • “Hellenistic” Miniatures in Early Islamic Manuscripts
    Hugo Buchthal
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    Basil Gray
  • An Inscription of Bārbak Shah of Bengal
    Nabih A. Faris and George C. Miles
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    Hugo Buchthal, Otto Kurz, and Richard Ettinghausen
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    Marvin Chauncey Ross

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  • Material for a Corpus of Early Iranian Islamic Architecture – III. Two Dated Seljuk Monuments at Sīn (Isfahan)
    Myron Bement Smith
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    Donald N. Wilber
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    Jean Sauvaget
  • Glazed Relief Ware of the Ninth Century A.D.
    Arthur Lane
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    Arménag Sakisian
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    Ernst Cohn-Wiener
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    Nabia Abbott
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    Harold W. Glidden
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    Doris Brian
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    Eric Schroeder
  • Some Woolen Girths from Egypt
    Signhild Wiklund and Carl Johan Lamm
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    George C. Miles
  • Excavations at Khwarazm, 1937-1938
    Henry Field and Eugene Prostov
  • Notes on A Sasanian Stucco Plaque in the Worcester Art Museum
    Perry B. Cott
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    Dorothea Russell
  • In Memoriam – Halil Edhem Eldem

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  • An Aquamanile and Some Implications
    Eric Schroeder
  • The Wood Mimbar in the Masdjid-I Djāmi’, Nāīn
    Myron B. Smith, Epigraphical Notice by Paul Wittek
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    Ernst Diez
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    Joseph Schacht
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    Joan du Plat Taylor
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    Nabia Abbott
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    Hermann Goetz
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    Arménag Sakisian
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    George C. Miles
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    Jean Sauvaget
  • The Pseudoplanetary Nodes of the Moon’s Orbit in Hindu and Islamic Iconographies
    Willy Hartner
  • The Interim Period in Persian Pottery: An Essay in Chronological Revision
    Gerald Reitlinger
  • Kairener Teppiche. Teil I: Europäische und islamische Quellen des 15.-18 Jahrhunderts
    Kurt Erdmann
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    Jean Sauvaget
  • The Expressionist Style in Early Iranian Art
    D. Talbot Rice
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    Richard Bernheimer
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    Henry Field and Eugene Prostoc
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  • Material for a Corpus of Early Iranian Islamic Architecture – II. Manār and Masdjid Barsīān (Isfahān)
    Myron B. Smith
  • Iran, Asiens Hellas
    Josef Strzygowski
  • Tissus brodes Mesopotamiens
    Gaston Wiet
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    Carl Johan Lamm
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    Kurt Erdmann
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    Jean Sauvaget
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    Eustache de Lorey
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    Georges Marçais
  • A Jaina Manuscript from Gujarat Illustrated in Early Western Indian and Persian Styles
    W. Norman Brown
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    J. Heinrich Schmidt
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    Ernst Diez
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    Friedrich Sarre
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    James Marshall Plumer
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    Siegfried Troll
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    Eric Schroeder

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  • Contribution à l’Iconographie de la Turquie et de la Perse XV-XIX Siècle
    Arménag Sakisian
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    Prosper Ricard
  • A Bronze Pen-Case
    Ernst Herzfeld
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    Richard Ettinghausen
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    Mehmet Aga-Oglu
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    Günter Martiny
  • Deux Pièces de Céramique Égyptienne
    Gaston Wiet
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    L.A. Mayer
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    C. Hopkins
  • A Stylistic Analysis of Islamic Art
    Ernst Diez

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  • Le Masdjid-I Djum’a d’Isfahān
    Albert Gabriel
  • Important Pieces of Persian Pottery in London Collections
    Richard Ettinghausen
  • More about Arabic Terms for “Rug”
    William H. Worrell
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    Boris Deniké
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    J. Heinrich Schmidt
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    Tadeusz Mańkowski
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    Dwight M. Donaldson
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    Mehet Aga-Oglu
  • In Memoriam – Benjamin March
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    Myron B. Smith
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    D. Talbot Rice
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    Josef Strzygowski
  • Islamic Potery from Kish
    Gerald Reitlinger
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    Adèle C. Weibel
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    Diego Angulo
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    Howard C. Hollis
  • In Memoriam – Samuel Flury
    V.A. Kratchkowskaya

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  • Die Islamische Kunst als Problem
    Josef Strzygowski
  • Die Bronzekanne des Kalifen Marwān II im Arabischen Museum in Kairo
    Friedrich Sarre
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    Eustache de Lorey
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    Hermann Goetz
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    D. Talbot Rice
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    Prosper Ricard
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    Carl Johan Lamm
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    Heinrich Schmidt
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    Arthur Upham Pope
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    Kurt Erdmann
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    Nicolas N. Martinovitch