Exhibitions of Islamic art

Lamm, Carl Johan. Two Exhibitions in Stockholm and Some Sasanian Textile Patterns. Reprinted from Vol. VII, Pt. 2, of Ars Islamica.

[Michigan, University of Michigan Press], 1940.

Small folio (ca. 234 x 303 mm). 167-170 pp. With one plate with black-and-white illustrations (some photographic) and several text illustrations. Original printed wrappers bound within contemporary half cloth over marbled boards with giltstamped title-label to spine, sgned by Thure Anderson, Uppsala.


Brief essay on two otherwise poorly documented exhibitions of Islamic art held at the Stockholm National Museum in 1939 and 1940. The personal copy of Carl Johan Lamm with his bookplate to front pastedown. The article describes several specimens of Sasanian cloth and related types of fragmentary textiles showcased at the second exhibition, which was "entirely devoted to textiles excavated in Egypt and filled four rooms" (p. 167).

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.

Offprint from Ars Islamica, volume VII, part 2. In near-mint condition.


OCLC 1159047717.

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