Kamer Aga-Oglu was curator of the Museum’s Asian collections from 1945 to 1974. An extraordinary scholar, Aga-Oglu singlehandedly transformed the study of Asian ceramics, focusing particularly on understudied Asian trade wares in the Museum’s collections. A specialist in Far Eastern art history, she devoted her life’s work to researching the division’s outstanding collection of Asian ceramics. She described for the first time a whole new range of East Asian ceramics that until then were unknown, even among specialists, and she documented the pre-European movement of these ceramics throughout the Pacific and as far as Turkey and East Africa. Throughout her entire tenure at the Museum, Kamer Aga-Oglu was the Museum’s only woman curator.
Her catalogs of the Williams Collection (this volume and The Williams Collection of Far Eastern Ceramics: Tonnancour Section) contain dozens of photographs and detailed descriptions of the pieces.
Order from the University of Michigan Press.
Publisher: Museum of Anthropology
Year of Publication: 1972
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Print ISBN: 978-0-932206-74-9
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-951538-64-4
Monograph Series / Number: Special Publications 1
Photographs: 85 black and white