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Raqqa revisited; ceramics of Ayyubid Syria.


Raqqa revisited; ceramics of Ayyubid Syria.

Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn.

Metropolitan Museum of Art


247 pages




The city of Raqqa had its first Islamic flowering in the late 8th century and was destroyed in 1265. Interest in the city arose in the West at the end of the 19th century, when curiosity about the Islamic world was inspired by travel to the Middle East and by the French and English translations of One Thousand and One Nights. In this volume, Jenkins-Madina uses art-historical detective work, archival documents and scientific data to establish the provenance and dating of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's holdings of ceramic objects from Raqqa. Jenkins-Madina, curator emerita of Islamic art at the Museum, also chronicles the journey of these objects from their discovery in Raqqa to the Museum galleries. Distributed by Yale U. Press.

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