XXXVI. David Knipp
Siculo-Arabic Ivories and Islamic Painting 1100–1300. Proceedings of the International Conference (Berlin, 6–8 July 2007)
338 pages, 225 illustrations b/w, 49 color.
Munich: Hirmer Verlag 2011.
ISBN: 978-3-7774-4311-9, € 110,00
The brilliantly painted ivory boxes from twelfth-century Norman Sicily have long been regarded as some of the most extraordinary artifacts recovered there. Evidence of the rich and multilayered culture, these small but distinctly exotic boxes also demonstrate the Normans’ fascination with Islamic culture and art. Yet despite their undeniable historical importance, the last comprehensive examination of the Sicilian ivories was published in 1939.
Contributions from: Jonathan Bloom, Anthony Cutler, Thomas Dittelbach, Erica Cruikshank Dodd, Antony Eastmond, Finbarr Barry Flood, Maria Vittoria Fontana, Eva R. Hoffman, Lucy-Anne Hunt, Mat Immerzeel, Adeline Jeudy, David Knipp, Martina Müller-Wiener, Mariam Rosser-Owen, Avinoam Shalem and Bas Snelders.