Abstract

Metalwork in the Islamic world encompasses a large geographical area from Spain to India, over an enormous time-period with the earliest dynasty, the Rashidun Caliphate in 632 CE to the present. Islamic metalwork includes numerous categories of artisanship incorporating arms, armor, vessels, utensils, coins, jewelry, tools, scientific instruments, figurines and polycandela. The focus of this writing however will be to analyze the four categories of metal objects into which the vast bulk of Fatimid metalwork falls, namely vessels, utensils, figurines, lamps and polycandela.

Department

Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department

Degree Name

MA in Arabic Studies

Date of Award

2-1-2012

Online Submission Date

January 2013

First Advisor

O'Kane, Bernard

Committee Member 1

Kenney, Ellen

Committee Member 2

Bacharach, Jere

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

544||544 p.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Metal-work -- Egypt -- History.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Fatimites.

Rights

The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

IRB

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Comments

The New York Public Library Art and Architecture Division, Sackler Museum of Art at Harvard University in Cambridge

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