Oriental Glass of Mediaeval Date Found in Sweden and the Early History of Lustre-Painting (Kungl. vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademiens handlingar, del 50:1).
4to. 114, (2) pp. With 24 numbered photographic plates. Original printed wrappers.
Notable paper on mediaeval Swedish glass originating from the Middle East. It discusses lustreware of the Fatimid period, as well as glass of the Raqqa, Fustat, Aleppo, Damascus, and Syro-Frankish groups, studying grave finds as well as finds of enamelled and gilt glass in sites including the monastery of Vreta, Lund, Hälsingborg, Barkarby and Birka. The plates show well-preserved glass cups and goblets as well as jewellery and fragments of glass vessels and lustreware.
Lamm studied archaeology at the University of Stockholm. He wrote about the glass excavated at Samarra in 1928 and became a leading scholar on Islamic arts and crafts, notably in glass and carpets. He was on the staff of the Stockholm Museum and taught at Uppsala University.
In near-mint condition.