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By Marilyn Jenkins, Manuel Keene

The Muslim international has given upward push to a wealthy and sundry culture of bijou making, characterised via the mix of significant creative invention and a constancy to inherited traditions. great thing about total layout and concord of colour -- the cultured impulses underlying all of the arts of Islam -- have been the Islamic jeweler's maximum priorities. those abilities and aesthetic rules are wonderfully exemplified within the wide choice of Islamic jewellery within the Metropolitan Museum of paintings. in keeping with fresh scholarship, in addition to on early visible representations and literary records, the textual content strains the advance of Islamic jewellery from the 7th century to the 20th via aesthetic and technical analyses of chosen Islamic jewellery items within the Museum's assortment. This quantity additionally features a word list and an informative technical appendix.

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