A Samanid Epigraphic Dish

A Samanid Epigraphic Dish Marika Sardar Synopsis: Ceramic dishes of the Samanid period (819–1005) are known for the inclusion of epigraphy in their decorative programs. Inscriptions include proverbs praising moral qualities, such as generosity, planning, and wisdom. This presentation explores a Samanid epigraphic dish in the Aga Khan Museum collections and compares its epigraphic contents…

Islamic Art at the Walters Art Museum

Islamic Art at the Walters Art Museum Ashley Dimmig Synopsis: Take a virtual tour of some of the highlights of Islamic Art at the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD) with Ashley Dimmig, Wieler-Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Islamic Art. Explore a variety of objects in various media—including a stunning jeweled gun—that span a millennium of…

The Bobrinski Bucket

The Bobrinski Bucket Ruba Kana’an Synopsis: This presentation explores the rich iconography of the Bobrinski Bucket, made in the city of Herat in 559 AH / 1163 CE. It examines the inscription styles and figural scenes that decorate the surface of the bucket, and also explores the twelfth-century innovations in metalwork inlay and decorative techniques…