Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The World's Great Collections Oriental Ceramics. Vol. 4 Iran Bastan Museum, Teheran

Tokyo: Kodansha international Ltd., 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. 166 (1)pp. Original textured blue cloth with silver lettering on spine, housed in illustrated slipcase with black lettering on spine. Tan endpapers. "The museum: The creation of the Iran Bastan Museum as a modern scientific institution was one of earliest wishes of Reza Shah the Great. Thus the construction of the building, with its design inspired by the Sassanian Palace of Ctesiphon, itself a significant symbol of national rebirth, was undertaken in 1936... note on Ceramics in Iran: Objects from most scientific surveys and excavations, whether old or recent, and whether completed or still continuing, are included here in order to give as complete a panorama of our civilizations as possible. The key sites represented are important not only for Iranian archaeology but are also fundamental for the early civilizations of the Ancient East, such as Cesmeh Ali, Esma'ilabad, Hesar, Bakun, Sialk, Xorvin, Ziviyeh, Marlik, Kaluraz, Sus, Lorestan, Hasanlu, Persepolis, Turang Tappeh, Sagzabad, Bastam, Nus-e Jän, Jorjan, Sahdad and Sahr-e Suxteh. Outstanding specimens of the classical Islamic periods have also been included." (Bagherzadeh). Illustrated with exquisite full page color photographs, and additional smaller color and b/w photographs of ceramics. Contains archaeological map of Iran, and a descriptive catalog of the ceramics with thumbnail images at rear. Text in English, captions of catalog in Japanese and English. Slipcase with very light wear. Binding with spine sunned. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. g to near fine. Item #47590
ISBN: 0870114433

Price: $90.00