The Mosaics of Khirbet el-Mafjar, Hisham's Palace / Ḥamdan Taha and Donald Whitcomb

رقم التسجيلة 23456
نوع المادة book
ردمك 978-9950-351-07-3
رقم الطلب 738.5 T128m
المؤلف الرئيسي Taha , Hamdan

العنوان The Mosaics of Khirbet el-Mafjar, Hisham's Palace / Ḥamdan Taha and Donald Whitcomb
بيانات النشر Ramallah, [PALESTINE]: Palestinian Department of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, 2014.
الوصف المادي 127 P
الملاحظات الببليوجرافية

Includes bibliographical references (P: 32-33)

المحتويات / النص

Introduction -- Location and identification of Qasr Hisham -- History of excavations -- Description of palace -- Description of mosaics -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Mosaic technique -- Addendum 1: The mosaics workshop, training, and conservation projects -- Addendum 2: Shelter and management plans for protection of the mosaics -- Bibliography -- Order of presentation of mosaic plates -- Abstract.


"This is a presentation of beautiful colored mosaics. They originate from buildings in the oasis of Jericho and all date from the first half of the eighth century, during the time of Umayyad caliphate of the early Islamic period. Many visitors have had the privilege of seeing the mosaics revealed, but no one has experienced the impact of all these pavements since they were first excavated in the 1930s and 1940s. A few have been published, but the presentation in Hamilton and Grabar (1959) is only very fine aquarelle paintings from the originals. In 2010 the Department of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage uncovered, cleaned, and assessed the state of conservation of these mosaics. A series of high-quality digital photographs was prepared by a team from the Department, composed of M. Diab, N. Khatib, Said Ghazal, Rafaat Sharaia, and I. Hamdan, under the direction of Ḥ. Tāhā, from which the present selection is offered for study and appreciation of this triumph in early Islamic art. These images speak for themselves."

المواضيع Arts

الواصفات MOSAICS

المؤلف الرئيسي Whitcomb, Donald S